Assessments and Evaluations
We provide comprehensive neuropsychological, psycho-educational and psychological evaluations for all ages, children and adults. These can be for accommodations in the classroom, on standardized tests such as the SATs, LSATs or GMATs, and in the workplace as well as for diagnosis and treatment. Evaluations can also be used for court order or legal purposes, as well as for child custody, disability and immigration cases. Disorders, such as Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Processing Deficits, Autism, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, and other cognitive, developmental or psychological problems that interfere with functioning in any area need to be properly assessed before a course of treatment and modifications to the environment can be undertaken.
Comprehensive Consultation and Dr. Hafeez provide assessments and evaluations to patients, students and their families through insurance, cash, credit card and check. Please see Rates and Payment Options. We also have contracts with the New York City Department of Education, school districts in Nassau and Westchester, City University of New York (CUNY) colleges and universities, due to our continuing dedication to the field of learning, special needs, *bilingual assessments and educational development.
We have an extensive database and library of standardized measures at Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. Depending on the individualized assessment plan, below are some of the psychological, educational and neuropsychological tests we may use:
Stanford Binet-5 Intelligence Scales (SB-5), the Wechsler Intelligences Scales for Children and Adults, (WISC-IV, WPPSI-IV, WAIS-IV), and the Woodcock Johnson Cognitive and Academic Batteries (WJ-III Ach and Cog).
Neuropsychological, Psychological and Personality Tests:
Luria Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery, the Dean Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery, Cognistat, ADHD scales (Conners Rating Scales, Brown ADD Scales), Children Autism Rating Scales (CARS), Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale (GADS), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2 (GARS-2), Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales-II, Beery Buktenica Test of Visual Motor Integration (VMI), Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Behavior Assessment Scale for Children (BASC), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI A and 2), SCL-90, Yale-Brown OCD Scale, Beck’s Anxiety and Depression Scales, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III), just to mention a few.
Individuals with disabilities can have many different types of limitations that affect their abilities to take tests, perform at their jobs or learn. These disabilities pose a ‘bias’ under standard learning or testing conditions, without accommodations and if diagnosed appropriately by a licensed and qualified clinician, are entitled to modifications under the law (Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act and the IDEA). The following is NOT an all-inclusive list of accommodations nor is it guaranteed that you will be recommended or provided any of these modifications, but here are some common examples of available supports:
- Extended time on tests, classroom and standardized, such as the SATs, GMATs, LSATs, MCATS, GREs and state licensing boards for all professions such as the CPA, teacher’s state tests, Bar Exam, USMLEs and medical boards.
- Separate testing location, frequent breaks during tests, alternate form testing, depending on disability and demonstrated need (for instance, essay format instead of multiple choice, waiver on portions of the exam, large font, oral administration for instructions, etc)
- Use of reader, scribe, calculator, audio recorder, spell check, computerized reading programs such as the Kurzweil 3000, access to labs and tutoring, sign language or bilingual interpreter.
Forensic and Legal Evaluations
Comprehensive Consultation offers Court Ordered, Forensic, Legal (Malpractice, Immigration, Special Education, Advocacy, Civil and Criminal lawsuits) Disability/Social Security, Custody and Divorce evaluations. These cases can be accepted on an individual basis as well as through a law firm.
We also provide psychiatric evaluations for mental health clearances, Fitness for Duty (Police, Military, etc) assessments, supervised visitations as recommended by courts and Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). We also accept 18B cases as Dr. Sanam Hafeez is a Psychologist Expert Witness appointed to the NYC Assigned Counsel Plan.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically proven and effective form of psychotherapy that works by targeting irrational or faulty thought patterns and behaviors leading to phobias, anxiety, panic attacks, problematic relationships, depression and even issues with learning and attention. The goal is to recognize negative beliefs or mind-sets and replace them with positive thoughts or expectations, which will lead to more appropriate and beneficial behavior. Usually a comprehensive psychiatric or psychological evaluation including an in-depth clinical interview, personality scales and pathology assessment measures are used to complete a diagnostic profile before formulating a therapeutic treatment plan.
*We specialize in multilingual and cultural assessments. Several of our evaluators are bilingual and we also provide translation and interpretation services as needed for evaluations, meetings, testimonies and court hearings.
**Bilingual Assessments in: Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Haitian/Creole, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Tagalog, Swahili, and French. We also have interpreters in all major languages including rare and exotic dialects such as Wolof, Mandingo, Fulani, Bambara, Soninke, Tadzhik, Uzbek, Nepalese and Indonesian.