Assessment can be useful and necessary in a variety of situations:
Obtaining accurate diagnosis and understanding of one's current issues and concerns (i.e. Do I have ADHD?)
Consideration of psychiatric medication
Examining learning difficulties within school
Documenting one's cognitive and intellectual capacities
Making the case for appropriate and deserved academic accommodations
At Delta Mental Health of New Orleans, we believe that each individual is a collection of various strengths, weaknesses, and experiences. As a result, our commitment is to thorough assessment that considers interactions between emotional, cognitive, academic, relational, and developmental domains of functioning in order to understand how the individual experiences himself and the world.
Results of testing are then utilized to develop a comprehensive plan for supporting the individual’s deficits while also helping to reinforce their respective strengths and abilities. Delta Mental Health works closely with schools, teachers, parents, psychiatrists, and physicians to apply the findings and recommendations of each customized assessment.