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The Main Foundation Dr. Halley Moore & Associates

Psychological Evaluations

The Main Foundation Dr. Halley Moore & Associates

The Main Foundation employs a range of psychological assessment scales for various purposes. These therapists use these scales to assess career aptitude and place individuals in suitable employment. The scales also aid in identifying factors such as learning disabilities, motivational issues, cognitive problems, memory impairment, personality problems, adjustment problems, major psychological issues, and other related concerns.

How Do I Know if I Need to Be Tested?

  • Under-performing at your job?

  • Need a new direction?

  • Want to understand yourself on every level from a scientific perspective?

  • Underachieving in school or at work?

  • Having difficulty paying attention?

  • Developing at a slower rate than other children?

  • Academically out-performing other children?

  • Having difficulty coping after recently experiencing a trauma? 

  • Experiencing memory or cognitive impairment after a head trauma?

  • Experiencing memory difficulties due to aging?

  • Engaging in behaviors that seem odd or challenging to explain?

  • Are you having a difficult time getting along with others?

Psychological testing is helpful in a variety of ways:

  • Job Placement

  • Career Testing

  • IQ/Intelligence Testing

  • Learning Disorders 

  • Memory Functioning

  • Elder Competency

  • Pathological Psychological Problems

  • Life Stress Issues

  • Relationship Conflicts

  • Motivational Factors

  • Child Abuse Risk Factors

  • Immigration Status Problems

  • Career/Job Problems

IQ testing is a crucial tool that helps us evaluate cognitive functioning in different areas, including verbal reasoning abilities, visual-spatial reasoning, working memory, and processing speed. By knowing a child's IQ, we can determine their intellectual strengths and weaknesses and accommodate them accordingly in schools, programs, and at home. 

One of the most significant benefits of IQ testing is that it identifies "asynchronous development" in exceptionally gifted children whose abilities are uneven. It can help inform teachers, parents, and the child on how they learn best. For instance, a child who excels in verbal processing but struggles with visuals may require different teaching methods than one better at visual-spatial reasoning. Furthermore, IQ testing can help identify if a child is high in reasoning abilities but relatively or substantially lower in working memory and processing speed, leading to academic underachievement and frustration. Knowing this can help implement appropriate accommodations to help intelligent children show what they know.
Test results provide valuable insights to parents and teachers about a child's level of thinking and the extent of differentiation they require from the standard curriculum designed for an "average" student. Test results also reveal a child's learning and processing strengths and weaknesses, enabling parents and teachers to personalize their communication and teaching approach to the child's strengths and to provide appropriate interventions and accommodations for the identified weak areas.

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