Infants and Toddlers : These testing sessions typically last 1.5-2 hours in duration. This includes testing the infants/toddlers with the parent present in the room, using developmentally appropriate and attractive toys in the context of a standardized assessment battery.
Children: These testing sessions last up to 4-5 hours depending on the referral question. Further additional testing or school observations may be scheduled if deemed necessary. It is common to split these evaluations over 2-3 sessions if necessary.
Adults: These sessions last up to 3-4 hours depending on the referral question. Sometimes, it may be recommended to split these sessions in multiple sessions.
In addition to collecting data about the individual’s problems from family members, the clinician also collects data from other personnel who could provide additional information about the individual. In cases of children, teachers and other professionals are asked to complete rating scales to provide information about the child in various settings.
Additionally, psychological testing involves a feedback session with the individuals or in case of children, with parents at the conclusion of testing, to explain the results and discuss recommendations. A report outlining results, diagnostic impressions, and recommendations is provided during the feedback session.