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Neuropsychological testing for children, teens, and adults
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Neuropsych Testing & Mental Health Disability Assessment Services

Neuropsych testing is the first step to better understanding your mental health so we can open the doors to a better quality of life. To put it simply — we use different tests to measure how your brain works, including cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning.

We offer a wide array of psychological testing services and mental health assessment options for all ages, including children, teens, and adults. Every client receives an individualized combination of assessments based on their needs, existing conditions or diagnoses, and goals for testing.

Our team analyzes the results and translates them into a robust 8-12 page report to share findings, confirm or clarify mental health and brain-related conditions and provide a baseline for proper treatment planning.

About Mental Health Testing

Psychological testing addresses the questions that often go unanswered without the help of a professional. Common signs that indicate mental health testing would be beneficial include, but are not limited to: mental health symptoms have increased (or have been unresponsive to treatment), difficulty concentrating, memory changes, and unexplained changes in personality or mood.

Upon a comprehensive intake assessment, mental health is evaluated based on various measures, with the goal to ultimately provide clients with insight to new or existing mental health conditions — ranging from social or behavioral issues to learning or cognitive disabilities. The results can open the doors for a better quality of life by improving daily functioning, productivity, mental health and overall well-being.

KMN Testing Measures Used:

  1. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS IV)
  2. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-3)
  3. Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning (WRAML3)
  4. Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test (GVMGT)
  5. Thematic Apperceptions Test (TAT)
  6. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS)
  7. Behavior Rating Inventoy of Executive Function (BRIEF) Assessment Tools

Reasons for a Mental Health Diagnostic Assessment

Neuropsych testing measures a variety of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral abilities. Regardless of why you are seeking a test, we’re here to help you find the answers you are looking for.

New Mental Health Diagnoses

Neuropsych testing is often used to confirm the existence of a new mental health condition or disorder. We offer a wide array of standardized tests and customize each assessment depending on the needs, symptoms and history of each individual. We test for and diagnose a variety of mental health conditions, such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Hyperactive Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality
Learning Disabilities

Testing measures how the brain processes information to help determine the existence of a learning disability, cognitive weakness, or brain-related challenges. Common measurements include memory, focus, and retention.

We test for a number of learning disabilities (such as dyslexia and aspergers) and will provide a robust 8-12 page report for a referring provider, school, or employer as needed.

Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

We offer testing for Independent Education Programs (IEP) for children, adolescents, teens, and adults ages 3-21. Schools require neuropsych testing before a student can qualify for IEP. IEP accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • being given more time for testing
  • having a more individualized/ 1:1 setting for instruction
  • a student aid
  • different schedule of classes

Results from testing are used for proper diagnosis, treatment planning, and ensuring students in need of accommodations get the help they need.

Medication Management
It’s common for individuals to seek out testing to confirm they are on the best-fit medication for their diagnoses or conditions. This includes assessing current medications for existing diagnoses as well as recommendations for new medication if any new conditions are revealed through testing.
Employment Needs

Neuropsych testing is sometimes requested by employers when an individual is starting a new job or is returning to work.

Clarify Existing Diagnosis
Testing can confirm that an existing diagnosis is still accurate or if there are other cognitive, behavioral, or emotional conditions to consider. This helps inform proper treatment and medication for the best chance at recovery and a better quality of life.
Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis can be defined as the process of determining the correct diagnosis between two or more mental health conditions.

Neuropsych testing is incredibly effective because many conditions share similar signs or symptoms (i.e. depression and bipolar disorder) and a more detailed assessment is required for proper diagnosis.

The results of testing allow for proper treatment planning or medication management.

Personality Disorder Diagnosis

Personality disorders are a group of mental health conditions characterized by enduring patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience that deviate markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture.

These patterns typically lead to distress, impairment in social and occupational functioning, and interpersonal difficulties. There are several types of personality disorders, each with its own specific symptoms and treatment approaches. Common personality disorders include:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Co-Occuring Disorders

Testing results reveal the existence of a co-occuring disorder. The term ‘co-occurring disorder’ is often used interchangeably with ‘dual diagnosis’, but it is not exactly the same thing.

The key differentiator is that co-occurring disorder is a more general term and can be used to refer to any combination of mental health conditions. Dual diagnosis is specifically used when substance abuse is one of the two (or more) conditions.

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of two or more distinct mental health or substance use disorders occurring in an individual simultaneously. This commonly involves the coexistence of a mental health disorder (such as depression or anxiety) alongside a substance use disorder (such as alcohol or drug abuse or dependence).

Post-Injury Assessment

Neuropsych testing can be used to measure the impact of a brain-related injury. Results reveal the impact of injuries on cognition, emotions, and behavior. Testing will inform proper treatment planning for the best chance at recovery.

Treatment Planning
The results from neuropsych testing provide mental health professionals with the information they need to create appropriate, individualized, and effective treatment plans. Mental health test results are quantitative in nature, and tend to be more accurate than self-report measures. Incorporating testing results into treatment planning increases the chance of lasting wellness and recovery.

Reasons for Psychological Testing

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) testing

Neuropsych testing measures a number of variables that indicate the existence of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in childrens, teens, and adults. Individuals may

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) testing

Psychological testing evaluates the social, behavioral, and emotional symptoms that are commonly associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children and adults facing autism-related challenges can be sure they have the right answers with neuropsych testing.

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Individualized Educational Program (IEP) testing

Most schools (from Kindergarten to College) require any students applying for individualized education programs or in need of unique learning/classroom accommodations to provide neuropsych testing results to qualify. IEP can include, but is not limited to, being given more time for testing, having a more individualized/1:1 setting for instruction, a student aid, or a different schedule of classes.

“My daughter was having difficulty at school, and with each day I felt more helpless. When I found KMN Psych, I realized professional testing was the only way we could get the answers we needed.

The process was simple, insightful, and truly changed our lives.”

— Michelle R.


What does a mental health evaluation consist of?

A mental health evaluation consists of the following steps:

  1. Phone screening with the client/parent of child
  2. Interpretation and analysis of test results
  3. Robust 8-12 page written report including results and potential diagnoses
  4. Option to meet with Dr. Doshay for verbal explanation of results
  5. Suggested next steps and treatment planning
What are 5 signs of mental health problems?

5 common signs of mental health problems include, but are not limited to:

  • Sleep problems (excessive sleep, insomnia, nightmares)
  • Feelings of depression (hopelessness, guilt, withdrawn)
  • Excessive worry (anxiety, fear, panic)
  • Substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, addictive behaviors)
  • Extreme mood changes (anger, sadness, mania)
What kind of questions are on a psych evaluation?

A psych evaluation includes a range of questions to better understand the behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional state of the client.

Questions often cover the following topics:

  • Mood (depression, mania)
  • Sleep patterns (excessive sleeping, insomnia)
  • Anxiety (fear, worry, panic)
  • Academic skills (problem solving, attention, memory)
  • Social challenges
  • Emotional challenges
  • Behavioral challenges

Verify Insurance

As part of the screening process, we help clients verify their insurance provider can provide financial assistance. We accept PPO as well as non-insured clients. Let us walk you through the process so you can get tested as soon as possible.

Schedule an Appointment

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