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Psychological evaluations

Assessments allow us to treat each client as an individual, not a diagnosis.

All RST Group members complete initial and annual psychological assessments.  This allows Dr. Amigo and clinical staff to tailor individual and group treatment planning according to identified strengths, interests, and needs using scientifically valid and reliable measures.

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Assessments also inform about the extent of the client’s internal motivation to seek, maintain, and gain positive interpersonal relationships so that this can be targeted in treatment. They also provide valid and objective justification for special education and/or community support services, professional consultation with school authorities to design and implement an appropriate IEP, and the coordination of services between our center and outside agencies.

What our assessments measure:

  • Functional strengths and weaknesses

  • Pragmatic knowledge vs. skills

  • Knowledge, use, and meaning of emotions and emotional regulation

  • Non-verbal processing abilities and deficits

  • Sensory Processing challenges

  • Executive Function behaviors, abilities, and deficits

  • Metalinguistic, "Theory of Mind" skills

  • Social skill functioning in home, school, and community settings

  • Co-occurring mental health conditions

What our assessments include:

  • Direct, individual clinical diagnostics based on interviews and observations of behavior.

  • Parent diagnostic clinical interview assessments.

  • Autism spectrum diagnostic informant tests.

  • Standardized behavior ratings.

  • Individual longitudinal development assessments.

  • Assessments that inform from the parent, teacher, and client perspective.

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