Intelligence or I.Q. testing is done to determine a child’s level of cognitive ability and their potential for success in challenging academic settings such as gifted classes.
Psycho-educational evaluations are done to determine whether a student has a learning disorder/learning disability. These evaluations are helpful to determine a student’s learning strengths and weaknesses and to develop recommendations for greater academic success. Attention, processing speed, and/or immediate memory difficulties commonly associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder are also assessed by psycho-educational testing. Dr. Mendoza will determine what kind of testing is warranted depending on the issues presented.
Emotional/Behavioral evaluations are done to assess a patient’s emotional functioning. This type of testing is offered for both children and adults. Emotional/behavioral evaluations are helpful to clarify diagnoses and formulate a treatment plan.
Dr. Mendoza conducts pre-adoptive parenting evaluations for adults considering adopting a child. This type of evaluation is often needed for international adoptions.