Fullerton, CA 92835
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Educational and Psychological testing tends to get to the root of a student's problems. Usually, what is found is a complex intermingling of contributing factors. That is why it is typically best to investigate most of the significant aspects of a student's functioning: intelligence, academic achievement, processing skills, social-emotional, and motivation.
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Through testing, needs are identified
The information gained through testing can help determine the best direction for the future.
Psychological testing evaluates, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal characteristics.
The information gained through testing can help determine the best direction for the future.
Testing For College Students
When college students are referred to Success Unlimited for testing, we try to carefully delineate for them the various types of testing we offer, the purpose of each, the time involved, the fees charged, etc.
The information gained through testing can assist them in making an informed decision, and getting exactly what they have in mind – nothing more, nothing less than they really need. Download our informative flyer on educational and psychological testing for college students.
Educational & Psychological Testing
This can be critical for students who
struggle in school
Many good things happen as a result of parents, teachers, and others interested in a particular student (including, in many instances, the student himself/herself) gaining insight into his/her unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
Educational and psychological testing really gets to the root of a student's problems. Usually, what is found is a combination of factors. That is why it is typically best to investigate most all of the significant aspects of a student's functioning: intelligence, academic achievement, processing skills, social-emotional, and motivation.
Once we have identified a student's educational needs, we can set about meeting those needs appropriately. Our testing yields specific recommendations for effective home, school, and out-of-school interventions. We pride ourselves in writing professional test reports that are readily understood by parents, school personnel, and other professionals.
People seem to especially appreciate Success Unlimited's testing because of the intensive and extensive follow-up that we offer. Depending upon the results of testing, we can provide the following: one-to-one tutoring and academic remediation; learning disabilities remediation/cognitive processing skills development; neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) training for attention development; individual, couples, and family counseling and college and career services. We can also provide effective medical referral, where appropriate.
As testing is administered on a one-to-one basis, and as it requires many hours to get to know the "whole person", it can be costly. And, insurance companies do not cover this testing, considering it to be "educational in nature." In the long run, however, knowing the "whole story" allows individuals/families to focus on the "real problem," saving themselves considerable time, energy, and money. Also, parents are constantly telling us that our testing fees are thousands of dollars less than those charged by other psychologists on their school's resource referral list. And, they love that!
Because of its exceptional value, our testing is extremely popular! And, although we do a considerable amount of testing (for learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, etc.) we are able to complete it in a timely manner. So, the student can start benefiting from appropriate follow-up right away.
At Success Unlimited, we offer three types of testing: diagnostic, comprehensive, and neuropsychological. Diagnostic testing can address a single, or several aspect(s) of a student's functioning: intelligence, academic achievement, processing skills, social-emotional, and motivation. Comprehensive testing, the type that we do most frequently, addresses all of the above aspects, Comprehensive testing yields a formal diagnosis, which is typically required by schools, remedial programs, etc. Neuropsychological testing is used to determine whether an individual's difficulty in function or behavior has a neurological basis. Neuropsychological testing is the most intensive and extensive testing available.
Our fees are determined by the amount of time consumed for testing, scoring, writing the report, and conferencing. Fees are due and payable (cash, check, Visa, Mastercard) at the time of testing.
Educational & Psychological Testing For College Students
ADHD, Learning Disability, Etc.
When college students are referred to Success Unlimited for testing, we try to carefully delineate for them the various types of testing we offer, the purpose of each, the time involved, the fees charged, etc. That way, they can make an informed decision, and get exactly what they have in mind – nothing more, nothing less than they really need.
The first type of testing, computerized attention screening, is primarily of interest to medical doctors, neurofeedback therapists, and certain other professionals. It consists of two sessions. During the first session, 45 minutes long, we obtain the student’s educational history and completed attention rating scales, and we run the computerized Test Of Variables Of Attention (TOVA)-visual version. During the second session, 30 minutes long, we run the computerized Test Of Variables Of Attention (TOVA)-auditory version. We then prepare a brief summary report of the findings, and send copies of it (along with the TOVA computer printouts) to the student. Copies can also be mailed to the school, the doctor, or any other interested person, as directed by the student. As stated above, this testing gives guidance to medical doctors, neurofeedback therapists, and other professionals as they do their work. The total cost of this testing is $180.
The second type of testing, comprehensive psychological and educational testing, is what is necessary if the student would like to get assistance from his/her college for special needs. Comprehensive testing is required by college disability support services, etc. (At the same time, as our comprehensive testing battery includes the TOVAs, it also gives guidance to medical doctors and other professionals in their work with the student.). Comprehensive testing is necessary to make a formal diagnosis of ADHD, learning disability, etc. Our test battery includes the following:
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4
- Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery – 3NU: Tests Of Cognitive Abilities: Fluid Reasoning Subtests
- Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration – 6
- Test Of Variables Of Attention – 8: Visual
- Test Of Variables Of Attention – 8: Auditory
- Woodcock-Johnson Psycho Educational Battery – 4: Tests Of Academic Achievement
- Nelson-Denny Reading Test
Comprehensive testing consists of three testing sessions (3 hours, 3 hours, and 2 hours long). We then prepare the formal report, which includes specific recommendations for the student and the school (any special accommodations, etc.), and send the copies. The total cost of this testing is $750.
If a student would be interested, we could provide a follow-up test conference, where we would review the presenting concerns, test results, and specific recommendations for effective home, school, and out-of-school interventions. The conference would take one hour, and the fee for the conference would be $75. In an effort to keep costs down for students, we do not require a conference.
The third type of testing, diagnostic testing, is what we do when specific, targeted information is requested. (For example, the student has been tested previously, and now the school just needs some supplemental, or updated information. Perhaps they simply need current academic achievement scores, etc.). The tests which are most commonly requested of us, and the fee for each, are as follows:
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4 ($135)
- Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery – 3NU: Tests of Cognitive Abilities ($225)
- Test Of Variables Of Attention – 8: Visual ($90)
- Test Of Variables Of Attention – 8: Auditory ($90)
- Woodcock – Johnson Psycho Educational Battery – 4: Tests Of Academic Achievement ($135)
- Nelson-Denny Reading Test ($135)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – 3 ($135)
Upon the completion of testing, a summary of scores is sent.
In addition to our fast service and our low fees, people seem to really appreciate Success Unlimited’s testing because of the intensive and extensive follow-up that we offer. Depending upon the results of testing, we can provide the following: one-to-one tutoring and academic remediation; learning disabilities remediation / cognitive processing skills development; neurofeedback training for attention development, anxiety reduction, etc.; individual, couples, and family counseling; and college and career services.
Unfortunately, health insurances do not cover our testing, as I am an Educational Psychologist, they consider it to be educational work, etc. On the plus side, we are able to accept Visa and Mastercard for payment, which is helpful for many students / families. And, from what I have been told for many, many years now, our testing fees are exceedingly reasonable compared to those charged by other psychologists, programs, etc.
It is suggested that students consult with their school’s disability support services / counseling department to determine exactly which type of testing they need. Then give us a call, and we can get right to it.