Types of Evaluations
CAPES offers the following types of psychoeducational evaluations/assessments:
Unlike many other practices that use testing technicians or psychometricians, CAPES evaluations are conducted exclusively by a Licensed Psychologist with advanced doctoral-level training. Your evaluation will be performed by the same psychologist who completes all the testing, writes the comprehensive report, and personally provides a 1.5-hour feedback session.
Psychological and Personality Evaluations
Sadness, anxiety, lack of focus, irritability, and impulsive behavior may be related to many different causes. A thorough evaluation of personality features and current emotional and behavior concerns can provide clarity and options as you search for solutions. Some of the test procedures used in assessments of individuals experiencing emotional/behavioral challenges include clinical interviews, behavior checklists, self-report measures of personality and behavior, and projective tests (e.g., drawings, sentence completion, storytelling, inkblot). Procedures for very young children may also include play-based techniques. Assessment reports include recommendations for resolving troublesome symptoms, building on strengths, and for developing new strategies to manage personal challenges. These assessments can be part of a more comprehensive evaluation to determine whether the individual has an emotional disability that merits 504 services and accommodations at primary, secondary, and college levels.