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Setting the Standard Higher for our community through high quality assessment and treatment

TESTING & ASSESSMENT

The first step to treatment is a diagnostic assessment (intake assessment). During the diagnostic assessment, a clinician will meet with you virtually to ask questions about your history and your reason for seeking treatment. Following the diagnostic assessment, the next steps are determined.

Psychological testing (evaluation) is used to determine if emotional and behavioral issues are interfering with learning. Psychological testing is also needed when there are questions about a diagnosis (is it ADHD, anxiety, or neither) or when there are severe emotional and behavioral issues. Following the completion of the evaluation process, the final step is called a feedback session where a clinician reviews the results of the evaluation with you, answers any questions and provides next steps.

Standard of care uses a combination of testing tools/measures. In addition to measuring emotional and behavioral issues.  We offer cognitive assessments to objectively measure ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms.

As part of your psychological evaluation, it is standard practice to objectively check up on areas such as memory, attention, reasoning, and verbal ability—all cognitive abilities you need to function optimally in everyday life. It’s not a test—it’s a quick checkup on how you’re doing today, like a blood pressure cuff for your brain.

Why is Measuring Cognitive Health Important?

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” goes an old saying, and it applies to health too. We all have a subjective idea of how our brains are doing—some days we feel “off” or have “brain fog,” while other days we feel like we can take on the world. But how much better are we on the good days? Are lifestyle or health changes making a difference? That’s where cognitive assessment comes in.

By putting a number to these subjective feelings, we can discover what is causing the good days in order to have more of them. When your brain is performing, every activity in your daily life will be easier, from organizing school assignments to better note taking and test-taking skills. Cognitive assessment can also help in determining if therapy interventions are effective or if they need to be adjusted.

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CBS Health: An Engaging and Scientifically-Validated Cognitive Assessment Platform

Standard of Care uses a leading cognitive assessment platform, CBS Health, to quickly measure brain health. Your healthcare practitioner will offer these measures to assess, monitor, and manage core areas of cognition to ensure that your treatment is on the right track.

The CBS Health tasks have been validated by decades of scientific research, and are proven to measure the most important aspects of cognition. Performance is directly linked with the areas of your brain that are active when you’re at your sharpest. But more importantly, the tasks are fun, and only take 1.5 - 3 minutes each to complete. Now, not only will you feel better, but you can objectively track how your brain is responding to treatment.

How Do I Get Started?

To try a sample cognitive assessment 

To get started as part of a psychological evaluation, just give us a call, or if you’ve already gotten started, ask your practitioner about how to incorporate cognitive assessments into your current plan.

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