We all experience problems from time to time. Many are just regular life issues but others seem more complicated. Formal assessment can help you understand many areas of difficulty. Here are five reasons why you may want to seek out a mental health or educational assessment.
If your problems are seriously disrupting your life it is useful to get tested. You may have a diagnosable problem that needs immediate attention. Assessment is valuable for measuring the severity of a problem. For example, testing may show you have a serious case of depression that needs to monitored more closely. Without testing, the issue may not get the attention it deserves. Successful treatment often relies upon the accurate assessment of an issue.
I’m Not Sure What is Wrong
One of the great strengths of assessment is figuring out what is wrong. You may have a variety of symptoms that don’t fit neatly into any one category. Testing can help to accurately identify the problem so you can receive the appropriate help.
Preventing marital problems is a worthwhile pursuit. A marital assessment can help you pinpoint exactly what might be problematic in your marriage and help you work out your issues before they cause major marital woes. For those who are already experiencing marital problems, an assessment will direct you toward the troubled areas you need to address with your spouse.
Children can be difficult to understand. Their behavior tends to be more unstable and they are not able to express their feelings as well as an adult. As a parent, it can be very frustrating to try and figure out why your child is struggling in a particular area. Kids often have complicated issues that are specific to their development. An assessment, such as one for ADHD, can often help you determine your child’s troubles.
Educational Strengths and Weaknesses
For some people, learning does not come easy. They may have difficulty with reading, writing, or arithmetic. An educational assessment will help you determine the exact areas that need attention. Identifying these areas of weakness can help you improve them, as well as assist you in getting accommodations for learning in school. On the other hand, educational testing can also help you recognize strengths. This can be useful if you are trying to get admitted into a special school curriculum, like a gifted program. Finally, educational testing is often required for other reasons, such as when you are trying to gain entrance into a private school.
At Stonebriar Counseling Associates, we want to help you with your mental health testing needs. Our skilled team will assess your situation and make the appropriate recommendations. Please contact us and begin your road to self-discovery and a brighter future.