Friday, July 17, 2009

Testing for Testing's Sake

We got a referral the other day from a psychologist/therapist who wanted a full psychological battery done on a young woman. She wanted cognitive, academic, personality, projective, and even neuropsychological testing completed. I agree that some of the above were needed, but not the academic testing or even most of the neuropsychological testing. I mean, this girl scored 5s on most of her AP exams, scored between 750 and 800 on all of the sections of the SAT, and was the valedictorian of her class. Do we really need academic testing to see if this girl has a learning disorder? Seems like overkill... :)

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Blogger Delirious said...

I just watched "K-Pax" last night. It made me think of you. The doctor...not the patients. ;)

7/17/2009 12:23 PM  

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