Diagnostic Assessment Specialization
Behavioral / Mental Health
Career / Vocational
Educational / Learning
Program & Servies
A Diagnostic Assessment involves the collection of data through the use of tests, interviews, case studies, behavioral observation, and other techniques to measure measure development, personality, attitudes, cognitive, social, or emotional functioning/abilities. Assessment data is also used to diagnosis disorders, classify disabilities, determine psychological aspects of a illness, injury or disability; eligibility.
A Diagnostic Assessment is the process of collecting relevant information about an individual to make determinations about their behavioral or mental health.
A Diagnostic Assessment (also called mental health assessment) is conducted for the purpose of understanding behavioral or mental health needs, making an appropriate diagnosis, and developing an effective treatment plan.
A Diagnostic Assessment involves interviews (with client, family, and/or others), observations, and the use of formal/informal diagnostic tools to gather information about an individual’s condition/situation.
Following the Diagnostic Assessment, the mental health clinician determines if the individual has a mental health diagnosis. This diagnosis then drives the treatment goals, plans and services needed by the individual.
The Diagnostic Assessment may reveal the need for referrals for other services, such as additional psychological testing, physical examination, or medication evaluation.
The Diagnostic Assessment is essential in determining medical necessity and eligibility for specific services that are developmentally and culturally appropriate.