At Natalis, Dr. Jonathan Hoistad administers psychological testing and evaluations for children/adolescents. There are four basic activities involved in the psychological testing: neuropsychological screening, testing for cognitive functioning, personality assessment, and recommendations for intervention/support.
The standard test series includes:
Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Test (Bender)
Projective Drawings (DAT-DAF)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV), verbal subtest
Gray Oral Reading Test (Gray)
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-II/MMPI-A)
Millon Personality Inventory (MCMI-III/MACI)
At times, more specific tests are used for neuropsycholgical screening, school performance, or projective personality measures. The testing sequence usually requires up to two hours of face-to-face time, plus a review of any background material, scoring time and completion of report. Dr. Hoistad usually offers a one-visit consultation and written report. From there, he can follow up with parent meetings, team-meeting review, or school consultation if necessary.