Diagnostic Assessment Program
DENVER CHILDREN’S HOME’S DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT PROGRAM offers resources for both children and adults who are interested in learning more about themselves and their current issues. Psychological assessment is a process by which there is a comprehensive examination of various aspects of one’s personality, including thoughts, mood, behavior, and information about one’s history.
Benefits of Diagnostic Assessment
Denver Children’s Home aims to tailor the type of assessment provided based on the child and family’s needs. At the end of testing, clients meet with DCH staff to review the assessment outcomes along with a comprehensive report that answers client questions and provides various recommendations to help determine the next step in planning for success.
Some ways in which our comprehensive assessment can be helpful are:
- To establish strengths and weaknesses of one’s learning style
- To determine whether there is a learning disability
- To identify how one manages stress, relationships or views the world
- To clarify a diagnosis
- To assist with treatment planning
Diagnostic Assessments Offered
- COGNITIVE: A measure of intellectual abilities that determines one’s level of cognitive functioning, including strengths and weaknesses.
- ADHD: A comprehensive look at one’s history, collateral information and results from a battery of tests that helps determine whether one meets the criteria for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
- SPECIFIC LEARNING DISABILITY (READING, WRITING, MATH): A comprehensive examination of intellectual, achievement, and specific abilities that helps determine whether a person is underachieving for their age or whether they meet their grade-level standards. This assessment determines whether one struggles in one or more of the following areas: oral expression, listening comprehension, written expression, basic reading skills, reading fluency skills, reading comprehension, mathematical calculation, and mathematical problem solving.
- SOCIO-EMOTIONAL/PERSONALITY: A comprehensive assessment that helps provide diagnostic clarification and an understanding of a person’s social competence, emotional and personal characteristics that underlie one’s personality and way of functioning in the world. This includes one’s patterns of interactions with others, their view of the world and themselves, how they manage stress, their pattern of thinking, and whether there are specific diagnostic concerns.
- ADAPTIVE FUNCTIONING: This type of assessment provides information on how one is functioning in his/her everyday life, including areas of: communication, social, motor and daily living skills.
Testing is provided at a reasonable rate. For more information, contact:
REBECCA HEA. ExecutiveDirector