Childhood Disorders Assessment

Childhood disorders can be difficult to diagnosis because children are not able to clearly describe their symptoms like adults. A child psychiatrist provides an extensive psychiatric evaluation that includes diagnostic testing to identify and verify developmental disabilities like learning disabilities, autism, Rhett’s, Attention Deficit, Asperger’s, or retardation.

Gifted Testing

School aged children & adolescents are eligible for the Gifted Education Program in Palm Beach County schools,  if they have demonstrated by evidence of a majority of characteristics of gifted students as scored on a District Checklist; and have a score of 90th percentile or higher on either the math or reading portion of an individually administered achievement test; and
A score of 130 or higher on an individually administered Intelligence Quotient Test.


Psychological Testing: Child

Psychological testing can be done for the courts, employment, or educational placements. Testing ranges from 3 to 5 hours depending on tests being administered.


Psychological Tests Available

Achenbach System of Empirical Based Assessment
Adaptive Behavior Assessment System
ADHD Rating Scale
Adolescent Psychopathology Scale
Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnostic Scales (ASDS)
Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scales (ADDES)
Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R)
Beck Depression Inventory
Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)
Beery VMI (Test of Visual-Motor Integration)
Behavior Assessment System For Children (BASC)
Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF)
Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test
Children’s Depression Inventory
Childhood Autism Scales (CARS)-2
Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale Revised
Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)
Differential Ability Scale (DAS)
Draw-a-person (DAP)
Family Kinetic Drawing
Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS-2)
Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS)
House Tree Person (HTP)
Incomplete Sentences Blank
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2)
Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
Piers-Harris Children’s Self Adept Scale
Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale-2
Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS)
Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale
Test of Visual-Motor Integration (see Beery VMI)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV)
Wechsler Intelligence for Children (WISC-IV)
Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery (Achievement)
Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery (Cognitive)