Assessment

About Our Program

As a part of Keystone’s Department of Mental Health, outpatient assessment provides evaluations of individuals ranging in age from infancy to young adulthood. All services apply professional expertise to understanding development and function and emphasize targeted treatment recommendations to families, schools and other professionals in order to maximize each child’s potential.

Our Professional Team

All staff psychologists involved in assessment are licensed by the Florida Department of Health. Additionally, psychology associates, doctoral students in psychology and post-doctoral psychology residents work under the supervision of licensed psychologists in accordance with state regulations.

Assessment Process

our child psychologist team discusses child therapy assessmentAt Keystone, each assessment is individualized for the needs of a particular child. The clinician takes time reviewing background information and referral questions to determine the best test battery for each child. We strongly believe that meeting the child over several occasions will give us a better understanding of a child’s behavioral, emotional, social, academic and cognitive functioning. Assessments typically include a thorough review of a child’s developmental, medical, educational and family history; clinical interview with the caregiver(s); direct observation of the child; and, formal psychometric testing. Diagnosis of specific psychiatric disorders or developmental delays will be made when clinically appropriate.

There are a number of reasons parents and schools request an evaluation for a child. Our comprehensive evaluations will be helpful in answering questions regarding your child’s overall developmental profile and learning styles (including strengths and weaknesses), as well as emotional and behavioral functioning. Testing is done for many reasons. Common referral reasons are:

To provide diagnostic clarification regarding

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Disruptive behavior problems (oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, etc.)
  • Mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar)
  • Socials skills/functioning
  • Early childhood and developmental concerns

To provide information for school related concerns and planning such as:

  • Learning disabilities (i.e., reading disorder, disorder of written expression, etc.)
  • Adaptive skills
  • Intellectual functioning
  • Language and language-related functioning
  • Study skills, organization and executive functioning
  • Learning, memory and visual motor deficits
  • Testing anxiety
  • Testing accommodations
  • IEP development/support
  • Motivational difficulties
  • Retention decisions
  • Academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Giftedness

Upon completion of the testing, extensive time is spent interpreting the results and explaining them in a manner that is understandable to the reader, to provide practical and useful recommendations. The written report will serve as a guideline for treatment to help your child succeed within a variety of settings.

As a parent, you may be unsure whether or not your child needs an evaluation. If this is the case, an initial parent interview can be scheduled to gather a complete history and assess the needs of your child. At this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with a clinician who will work with you to determine whether an assessment is right for your child and you.

Click the link below for additional information:

What to Expect from an Autism Spectrum Disorder 

Additional Resources

What to Expect from Neuropsychological Testing


Contact Us

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Address: 6867 Southpoint Drive North, Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: 904.619.6071 | Fax: 904.212.0309 | Email: info@keystonebehavioral.com
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