Psychological assessment at the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) includes assessment of various psychological and neurocognitive conditions, including but not limited to ADHD, learning disorders, traumatic brain injuries, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorders and many more.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders (LD) and neurocognitive disorders are complex disorders that require labor-intensive assessment procedures in order to diagnose, including between approximately 4-10 hours of direct meetings. At the U of I CMHC assessments are primarily provided as part of our doctoral internship training program and by a limited number of our staff members. When performed by trainees, the assessment is performed under the supervision of a psychologist with expertise in the area of psychological assessment. It typically takes between 4-8 weeks to complete the assessment process following completing all tasks, though it may be longer depending on the time of year.
The goal of assessment is to help U of I students clarify if learning issues, ADHD or other areas are having an impact on their academic, personal or social functioning. While not every student's assessment results will reveal an attention or learning issue, our hope is to help students better understand their functioning. That said, our major focus of assessment is on ADHD, Learning Issues and ASD. Due to this, it may be suggested that other options are considered (ex. Counseling, medication, academic support services) prior to being put on the assessment waitlist or while you are on the waitlist.
There is a sliding fee for the assessment, ranging from $50 to $500 based on the type of testing, as well as need as determined by the Financial Aid Office, as well as depending on the type of testing provided. The fee will be charged directly to your student account.
Please use the links under the Psychological Assessment tab to the left side of this page to find more information, testing forms and community testing resources Please use the links under the Psychological Assessment tab to the left side of this page to find more information, testing forms and community testing resources.
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