At Ascent, a variety of comprehensive evaluations and assessments are custom-tailored to meet the needs of our clients.

Screening is a formal process that typically involves an interview and a brief assessment. During the screening process, information is gathered to determine if an individual is in need of a more comprehensive test.

Evaluations and assessments are comprehensive tests that accurately measure a specific area of interest. During this process, standardized instruments are used to gather client data, so the clinician is able to make the most appropriate treatment recommendations.

Evaluations & Assessments may be indicated…

  1. When a parent or legal guardian requests testing.

  2. When an individual would like a professional’s help in determining the extent of a concern.

  3. When a doctor, judge, attorney, IDOC, schools, or other professionals determine that a comprehensive test is in order.

  4. Note: Courts often mandate evaluations and assessments.

  5. When a participant’s progress in a program needs to be demonstrated. Typically, a pre-test and a post-test will be done to show how much progress has been made.

  1. Substance Abuse

  2. Alcohol

  3. Anger

  4. Domestic Violence

  5. Depression

  1. Anxiety

  2. Adaptive Behavior Scales

  3. Skills Based Assessments

  4. Interest Inventories

  1. Youth Inventories: emotional and social impairment measured in 5 specific categories - anger, disruptive behavior, depression, anxiety, and self-concept.