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Psychological Evaluations

At Nextend Behavioral Health, we specialize in evidence-based neuropsychological evaluations for
children, adolescents, and adults.

Pediatric Services

Psychoeducational Evaluations

Psychoeducational testing often includes classroom observations and collaboration with teachers or tutors involved in your child’s academics. We aim to provide parents and caregivers with specific answers and explanations about your child’s academic difficulties. We will identify your child’s strengths while also addressing their challenges through tailored remediations, specific recommendations, and personalized interventions.

A psychoeducational evaluation may be appropriate for the following concerns:

    • Accommodations for standardized testing including the SAT, ACT, AP, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT

    • Determination of special education eligibility and Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs)

    • Identifying reasons for academic decline

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Neuropsychological evaluations may overlap with educational evaluations depending on your child’s medical and/or developmental history.

We provide neuropsychological evaluations to help:

    • Determine, confirm, or clarify your child's diagnostic picture

    • Obtain a record of your child's functioning before treatment with medicine or surgery

    • Identify and monitor changes in your child after medical treatment (testing can be repeated to determine if the treatment changed your child's functioning)

Specifically, a neuropsychological evaluation can be beneficial if your child has any of the following:

    • ADHD

    • Autism

    • Developmental Concerns (including speech, motor, etc...)

    • Concussions / TBI

    • Seizures

    • Neurological disorders (including but not limited to spina bifida, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, history of seizures, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and brain tumors)

    • Other medical concerns (including but not limited to infectious diseases, Lyme disease, and diabetes)

    • Genetic disorders

    • Exposure to toxins both prenatally or at any time in your child's life

    • A history of unsuccessful treatment following a previous evaluation

Adult Services

Social/Emotional Testing

We provide psychological testing to assist you and your psychotherapist and/or psychiatrist in clarifying your diagnostic picture and treatment needs.

Psychological testing is particularly beneficial for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, or unspecified mood-related difficulties when medication or psychotherapy have not been sufficient. We will collaborate with your psychotherapist or psychiatrist to help determine an appropriate course of treatment for you.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

We provide evidenced-based neuropsychological evaluations. We will work closely with the patient and /or family and collaborate with the referring provider, medical care team, and other professionals in the community to ensure the highest quality of care.

Neuropsychological Evaluations for adults may be appropriate for:

    • Adult ADHD

    • Autism

    • Cerebrovascular diseases

    • Early detection of dementia

    • Neurodegenerative Disorders

    • Memory loss

    • Recent behavioral changes

    • Neuropsychiatric disorders

    • Neurotoxin exposure

    • Traumatic brain injury or concussion

    • Post chemotherapy disorders

    • Seizure

    • Stroke

    • Past or current substance use disorders

What's New

Let's Talk

Dr. Varkiani is currently accepting new clients for child, adolescent, and adult psychological testing and for adolescent and adult psychotherapy.
Please reach out if you would like a consultation.