Dr. Barrie Morganstein conducts a variety of assessments for children and adults with the focus on a wide range of issues. All assessments are designed to identify individuals’ neurodevelopmental strengths and weaknesses, pinpoint specific issues that may be impeding their functioning, make relevant recommendations to help strengthen and support their weak areas, and empower them to proceed with any needed interventions while also feeling confident about their identified talents.
Dr. Morganstein prides herself on conducting thorough, well-planned assessments, that are followed by highly-detailed, descriptive and useful written reports. Below are some of Dr. Morganstein’s specific areas of assessment expertise.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) — This assessment may be in the form of a comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessment that evaluates the presence of ADHD and its related struggles (e.g., inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, impulsivity, etc.) as well as its potential impact on learning, behavior, social-emotional functioning, etc. or it may be conducted on a smaller scale.
Learning Disabilities — Comprehensive assessments designed to identify the presence of a learning disability in the areas of reading, written, language, and/or mathematics. Because there are a variety of factors that can influence and impact an individual’s ability to learn (e.g., attention issues, language issues, etc.), a variety of neurodevelopmental skills are also evaluated.
Cognitive/Intelligence (IQ) Admissions Assessments — IQ testing for the purposes of school admission, gifted school programs, early kindergarten admission, etc. Assessment tools can include the WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, and WJC-IV.
Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) — Comprehensive neurodevelopmental evaluation to determine the presence of APD that is likely impacting an individual’s ability to learn, communicate, and function optimally in a variety of settings. As characteristics of APD often mimic those of other diagnoses (predominantly ADHD), a differential diagnosis assessment is typically conducted.
Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) — Assessments of all types provided for DHH individuals of all ages in their preferred communication mode (e.g., American Sign Language, sign language with auditory/verbal, etc.). Dr. Morganstein has specialized training and 25+ years administering and interpreting assessments with DHH individuals.
Differential Diagnosis — Many diagnoses share common characteristics and symptoms (e.g., ADHD and anxiety, ADHD and Auditory Processing Disorders, etc.); this comprehensive assessment can differentiate between diagnoses and outline appropriate recommendations for treatment.
Personality Assessment — Identification and diagnosis of social and emotional issues like depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, personality disorders, etc. Dr. Morganstein has extensive training and about 25 years experience administering personality measures including the Rorschach inkblot technique.