What is testing?

Psychological, psychoeducational, or neuropsychological testing may be recommended for you to better understand factors that may be impacting your functioning. Results from testing can help clarify diagnosis, develop an appropriate treatment plan, and/or determine appropriate accommodations to increase success at work or school. Not all patients require testing to determine diagnosis or drive treatment. However, it is up to your treatment providers when the use of psychometric instruments is necessary to obtain information that can support treatment. Patients are encouraged to share the evaluation with schools, hospitals, treatment providers, other medical providers, attorneys and others, if appropriate, to aid in treatment planning, educational programming, etc.

Some common purposes for assessment include

  • Learning and attention
  • Social emotional function
  • Personality development
  • Behavioral problems
  • Disability
  • Developmental disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Dementia
  • Traumatic brain injury/post concussion
  • Court / legal issues

Our assessment process includes three parts:

  • Clinical interview: The clinical interview involves a semi-structured interview with the patient. A parent or other support person can also be involved, if appropriate. The purpose is to collect background information, identify the question(s) that will be considered in the testing, and provide information about the assessment process.  
  • Testing: Our providers collect data from a variety of standardized test instruments during the testing session. Testing may also include observer report measures completed by a parent, teacher, or spouse to provide additional information about symptom presentation. 
  • Feedback Session: Our licensed psychologists interpret the testing instruments and integrate and summarize the results into a report. The results, including diagnosis and recommendations, are reviewed during the feedback session and opportunities are provided to ask questions. 
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Jamie DiOrio, MA

Doctoral Intern
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Newark - Springside 
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Jamie DiOrio, MA

Doctoral Intern/Therapist

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Julie E. Keaveney, PsyD

Neuro-Psychologist
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Wilmington - Concord Plaza

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Julie E. Keaveney, PsyD

Neuro-Psychologist

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Kathy Cherry, PsyD

Psychologist
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Wilmington - Concord Plaza

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Kathy Cherry, PsyD

Psychologist

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Katie Gentile, PsyD

Post Doctoral
Resident
and Therapist

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Wilmington - Concord Plaza

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Katie Gentile, PsyD

Post Doctoral Resident/Therapist

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Katie Pierce, PsyD

Psychologist
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Wilmington - Concord Plaza

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Katie Pierce, PsyD

Psychologist

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Patrick Zingaro, PsyD

Post Doctoral
Resident
and Therapist

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Newark - Chapel St.
Newark - Springside
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Patrick Zingaro, MA

Doctoral Intern/Therapist

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Traci Bolander, PsyD

Psychologist
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Newark - Chapel St.

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Traci Bolander, PsyD

Psychologist

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