Arlington Heights, IL Psychologist
Dr. Laurie Philipps P.h.D. & Assc.
Dr. Laurie Philipps P.h.D. & Assc. Offers psychology services to the Arlington Heights, IL. We offer Family & Relationships help and specialized treatments in Adolescent and Adult areas.
Dr. Laurie Philipps P.h.D. & Assc. Assessment Services Include:
Learning Disability Assessments:
- Children, adolescents and adults who struggle with learning can sometimes have specific learning disabilities that cause their struggles. Many children are evaluated for these problems by their local school district However, sometimes parents wish to have an independent evaluation conducted or a child is determined to not be eligible for an evaluation by their school but their parents remain concerned about their child's learning. At these times, a private education can be sought. Assessment of learning disabilities may include the administration of individual intelligence and achievement tests, as well as neuro psychological testing focusing on processing and memory abilities, as well as other areas of neuro psychological functioning. If any significant discrepancies exist between an individual's performance on these measures, then a learning disability exists.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Assessments:
- Children, adolescents and adults can display problems with attention, impulsivity and high activity levels for a number of dfferent reasons. At times, the origin of these problems is misdiagnosed or complicating issues are not identified. Many other types of problems can “mimic” the symptoms of ADHD, or coexist with it, complicating treatment. Depression, anxiety, behavior problems and learning disabilities, can all look like ADHD or can complicate the treatment of ADHD. For anyone to be appropriately diagnosed with ADHD, these other conditions need to be ruled-out. A comprehensive assessment of these issues in order to determine the cause or causes of an individual's problems with attention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity is essential in the case of children and adolescents, such evaluations may include.
- While some children experience difficulties with learning, others demonstrate problems with their behavior or emotions. These issues can be mild in nature or more severe. Many adults also experience problems with their interpersonal functioning and mood. Sometimes, a thorough evaluation of an individual's emotional and behavioral functioning is needed in order to determine the cause of their difficulties and to guide therapeutic interventions. A number of different assessment methods can be utilized, including rating scales assessing behavior, anxiety and depression, as well as objective and subjective measures of personality and emotional functioning. The areas of concern and the age of the individual being assessed determine the methods used in each case.
- Consulting with schools, other identified organizations, or other professionals is often a part of the evaluation process as well. Representing and interpreting the results of the assessment, as well as reviewing specific recommendations, is an essential part of ensuring that such recommendations are implemented.
Call Dr. Laurie Philipps P.h.D. & Assc. today at 847-754-9343.