Assessment and Testing

Diagnostic and Psychoeducational Testing is designed to answer questions regarding problems a student may have in academic achievement and progress, and emotional and behavioral functioning.

Students who are interested in the possibility of testing first meet with a CAPS clinician to discuss their needs. You and your individual CAPS clinician and/or CAPS psychiatrist will determine whether to make a referral to the CAPS Assessment Committee for psychological assessment. The CAPS Assessment Committee will then review the referral and determine whether and what assessment/testing procedures are indicated.

Common Concerns that may be addressed through Assessment at CAPS include:

  • Learning Disabilities (problems related to learning)
  • Attentional Concerns
  • Emotional and Behavioral Concerns, including depression, anxiety, and psychological conflicts that may contribute to difficulties experienced in school, with peers and family
  • An assessment utilizing a variety of tests may be helpful in determining the source of the client's difficulties and aid in the formulation of helpful diagnosis, recommendations and referrals.

Some assessment concerns that may be addressed through referrals to services outside of CAPS include:

  • Request for services to fulfill students’ court mandated assessment requirements
  • Testing for Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Evaluations for Traumatic Brain Injury or other neurological conditions
  • Eating Disorder Assessment re level of intensive care needed
  • Bariatric Evaluations or Evaluation for Assisted Reproductive Services
  • Career Testing/Fitness for Duty Evaluations
  • Substance Use Assessment regarding level of intensive care needed (Eg/ 28 day Rehab vs Intensive Outpatient)
  • Custody Evaluations or Forensic Evaluations
  • Vocational/Disability Evaluations
  • Standardized Testing (LSAT, MCAT, GRE, etc.) accommodations