Hope Tree psychologist, Devin Merritt, PhD understands that the underlying cause of a person's problems isn't always clear. For example, if a child is having trouble in school, does he or she have a reading problem such as dyslexia? An attention problem such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Difficulty with impulse control? Psychological tests and assessments allow Dr. Merritt to understand the nature of the problem, and to figure out the best way to go about addressing it.
Psychological testing isn't like taking a multiple-choice exam that you either pass or fail. Dr. Merritt uses information from the various tests and assessments to reach a specific diagnosis and develop treatment recommendations.