Introducing our Assessment Program!

Capital Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering comprehensive psychoeducational assessment services at our Bethesda office for children and adolescents. We have immediate openings for these services.

Our psychologists assess cognition (or intellectual abilities), learning and memory, academic achievement, social and emotional functioning, adaptive functioning, and executive functioning. Evaluations involve clinical interviews, behavior observation, records review, collateral information gathering, and psychological testing.

Our aim is to provide diagnostic clarity for a range of issues, including:

  • Learning Disabilities and Other Academic or Classroom Concerns
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Difficulties
  • Social and Emotional Functioning
  • College Preparedness
  • School Admissions Testing
  • General Diagnostic Clarification

The feedback from our comprehensive assessments is intended to help families decide how best to meet the educational needs of their child in the child’s school setting, and to help caregivers make decisions about school placement. Additionally, evaluation results can help determine if accommodations are necessary for standardized testing including the

  • High School Placement Test (HSPT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • ACT College Readiness Test
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Determining what tests are performed will depend on the referral question and can be specified during the intake. In general, we have access to several tests including:

  • WISC-V 
  • WAIS-IV 
  • WJ-IV 
  • Conners CPT-3 
  • DKEFS 
  • CTOPP-2 
  • GORT-5 
  • KeyMath-3 
  • CELF-5 
  • TOWL-4 
  • MIGDAS-2 

During the testing process, our psychologists provide a 90-minute initial clinical interview to gather background information and learn more about the child’s presenting problems. Information is also typically gathered from teachers and other individuals that routinely interact with the child. Following testing, we conduct a feedback session to review the results of the assessments and explain our recommendations. Click here to learn more about our assessment services or to schedule a consultation.