Assessment and Evaluations
Comprehensive psychoeducational assessments begin with a thorough evaluation consisting of a diagnostic interview, psychological assessment, and performance-based metrics that test individual ability and educational achievement levels. These assessments are based on a gathering of relevant data, including background information, educational history, and attention tests to determine whether a learning disorder is present. If a learning disorder is detected, assessments help to pinpoint specific causes as well as provide sound recommendations for improved achievement.
Functional behavioral assessments help to identify and rectify problematic behavior that interferes with an individual’s ability to function effectively in their environment. They measure an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in specific environments to determine the impact of the disability in relation to environmental conditions, such as established codes of behavior, rules, physical barriers, schedules, and social interactions.
Neurovocational assessments are conducted on individuals who have experienced a brain injury and are having difficulty returning to prior employment due to loss of functioning. With a unique dual-specialization as a clinical psychologist and vocational expert, Dr. Doria applies his extensive knowledge of labor market demands to determine neuropsychological and psychological occupational activity and identify suitable occupations.
Vocational and Career
The goal of vocational and career assessments is to encourage personal involvement in career planning and development, empowering individuals to make the best career decisions. Vocational assessments offer individuals the opportunity to participate in a range of work-related activities designed to evaluate their skills, interests, and abilities so that they may understand the impact of their disability in relation to their career options. These assessments also serve to educate individuals about the available devices and accommodations they can take advantage of to remove barriers to employment.