Evaluations & Assessments

We take a comprehensive, customized approach to testing, diagnosis, and treatment planning to help our patients succeed in school, in the workplace, and in relationships. All tests are performed by our carefully curated
clinical team of psychologists.

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Neuropsychological testing examines how a brain functions, including its strengths and weaknesses. A good assessment should provide information about your intellectual, educational, neurological, and social-emotional functioning. Tests designed to assess attention, memory, verbal skills, visual spatial abilities, and problem-solving are administered to understand a patient's skillset and how they perform. A comprehensive battery will also explore emotional and psychiatric profiles, as they are often interrelated.

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Conditions and Tests

Neuropsychological tests help determine intellectual capacity, giftedness, learning problems, ADHD, Autism, and neurological impairments in memory and attention.

Here are some of the tests used in a larger battery:

Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale-2 (ADOS-2)

Dean Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery

Wide Range Test of Memory and Learning-2 (WRAML-2)

Cognistat Cognitive Assessment

Delis and Delis-Kaplan Executive Functioning Scales, (DKEFs and DREFs)

ADHD scales (Conners Rating Scales, Brown ADD Scales)

Children Autism Rating Scales (CARS)

Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS)

Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2 (GARS-2)

Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II

Luria Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery

A Range of Tools to Get Answers

Psychoeducational tests are used to assess learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, learning style, fluency and speed, and reading comprehension. Below are some tests used in batteries that are custom designed for each patient.

Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children and Adults 

Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-4)

Stanford-Binet-5 Intelligence Scales (SB-5)

Woodcock Johnson Cognitive and Academic Batteries 
(WJ-III Ach and Cog)

Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children and Adults 

Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC)

Nelson Denny Reading Test (NDRT)

Gray Oral Reading Test (GORT-5)

C-TOPP 2 Phonological Processing

TOMA-3 for Math

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Mental Health

When Is a Mental Health Assessment Needed?

Issues or concerns that warrant a mental health assessment include:

Mood disorders; differentiating depression from bipolar disorder

Anxiety and overlapping difficulties such as trauma, mood, autism, and ADHD

Anger problems, borderline, and other personality disorders

Schizophrenia, psychosis with mood disorder, and personality disorders mimicking psychosis (schizoid, schizotypal, etc.)

Behavioral problems in children, such as disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD); performance, school or general anxiety; depression; suicidal ideation; bullying; social problems


The Psychiatric Fitness-for-Duty Examination (FFDE) evaluates whether an individual can safely and effectively perform their job. The FFDE provides unbiased psychiatric, and, sometimes, neurocognitive, information to give clarity on an individual’s mental health and its impact on the demands of the job.

The goal of the evaluation is to protect the individual, their coworkers, and the community at large. The objectivity of the FFDE means that its conclusions are fair, accurate, and legally defensible. Findings are presented in clear language that’s understandable to non-mental 
health professionals.

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Who Should Use the FFDE?

Comprehend the Mind has extensive experience performing fitness-for-duty evaluations at the request of individuals, employers, service agencies, and the courts. Common referrals include:

Candidates For NYPD, FDNY, Department Of Corrections, and other public safety entities who are appealing a denial due to failing their psychological examination.

Courts, ACS, or child protection agencies that need to determine a parent’s cognitive or psychiatric fitness.

Employees who cannot return to work after an incident unless they are cleared by an evaluation.