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Psychological Testing

Psychological Testing

Behavioral Health Services provides psychological testing for patients who may have concerns of mental health and appropriate and/or exact diagnosis for either themselves or for their children. Through testing, a psychologist can more accurately determine if a patient meets criteria for specific conditions and diagnoses, at which point services may be directed more precisely and efficiently.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Screenings

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the name of a group of developmental disorders. ASD includes a wide range, “a spectrum”, of symptoms, skills and levels of disability.

Individuals with ASD often have these characteristics:

  • Ongoing social problems that include difficulty communicating and interacting with others
  • Repetitive behaviors as well as limited interests or activities
  • Symptoms that are typically recognized in the first two years of life
  • Symptoms that hurt the individual’s ability to function socially, at school or work, or other areas of life

Some people are mildly impaired by their symptoms while others are severely disabled. Early intervention is crucial in successfully impacting the individual’s overall functioning and quality of life.

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is utilized to assess individuals for a potential diagnosis of autism or a related autism spectrum disorder. Through a series of structured and semi-structured tasks involving interaction between the examiner and the subject, this assessment can be utilized to detect the possibility for such a disorder as early as 18 months of age. Often, children are referred to ADOS testing if caregivers and/or professionals are concerned in regard to a child’s developmental progress.

Police Academy Evaluations

Behavioral Health Services offers pre-employment screenings for those intending to join the police academy. Typically, such evaluations are done in order to screen for suitability for this specialized service profession, and although not always required, it can be helpful to applicants. Utilizing a multi-faceted screening tool, licensed and trained professionals can provide this service to applicants of the police academy.

Bariatric Surgery Evaluations

Behavioral Health Services specializes in providing evaluations for patients seeking bariatric surgery. Through a battery of tests administered in the outpatient setting, patients will be evaluated for suitability for guidelines and lifestyle changes associated with the bariatric medical procedure.

School Readiness Evaluations

School-readiness evaluations, performed by licensed and trained professionals, assist in determining a child’s preparedness for school; specifically in areas of skill and language development. Evaluations can be used to govern suitability for the classroom setting and identify potential growth areas for the child on a detailed and individualized basis.

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COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AT PCS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH:  As the situation is frequently changing,  we have made adjustments to our daily operations and delivery of outpatient therapy services so that we can continue to provide high quality care to our clients in a safe and healthy environment.