In addition to a clinical interview, assessments involve the administration of selected tests, which are then interpreted in a written report. They increase understanding of one's intellectual potential and one's ability to apply that potential in various settings, including work and school. All assessments include recommendations to foster strengths and to support weaknesses.
Assessments can include neuropsychological evaluations or psychological evaluations. Neuropsychological evaluations provide information on an individual's current cognitive functioning and academic achievement. They offer a comprehensive cognitive profile including IQ, memory, attention, and executive function. In addition, neuropsychological evaluations identify learning differences and changes in cognition due to injury or age. Psychological evaluations include neuropsychological tests as well as tests of personality that provide information on emotional factors presently affecting one's functioning.