Developmental Testing

Developmental Testing is for children ages five and under. Understanding a young child’s strengths and areas of need requires a highly trained, seasoned psychologist. Thus, our psychologists and neuropsychologists conduct all of our testing personally. We never use students or “techs” to do our assessment. 

Testing is often recommended by a child’s pediatrician to understand how the child’s cognitive and emotional development is progressing. Developmental testing assesses your child’s development so you can build on strengths and provide the right support for your child’s unique learning profile.

Test data are used to recommend effective interventions to help ensure your child can achieve his full potential (therapies, special education, behavioral support etc). Quality developmental testing is based on the latest research about how the brain develops in the early phases of life.

We have adapted our assessments during the pandemic to provide safe, valid testing, even for little ones! Please call us to discuss what options are right for your child.

We believe in highly personalized assessment conducted exclusively by a Licensed Psychologist with expertise in early childhood development. Our experienced psychologists excel at making your little one feel comfortable and safe.

We accommodate children who have difficulty communicating verbally, difficulty with motor control, and sensory hypersensitivities. We have a variety of language-free and motor-free tests, so that every child can show his or her true abilities. We also offer ADOS testing, which is considered the “gold standard” for early childhood diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Most importantly, there is an art to making sure young children feel comfortable! In our practice, a skilled doctor works closely with your child at your child’s pace. We understand that making your child feel comfortable is the key to obtaining the best test results. That is why we would never trust your child’s testing to students or techs. Our psychologists also recognize the need to observe the child in the ‘real world,’ and include school and home observations whenever possible. Developmental testing is recommended for:

  • Testing for developmental delays
  • Testing for autistic spectrum disorders, including the Autism Diagnosis Schedule (ADOS)
  • Testing for language delays or communication difficulties
  • Testing for early signs of language-based learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia)
  • Testing to understand emotional or behavioral concerns
  • Testing for special education eligibility (IEP, 504 plan, early intervention services)
  • Testing to help you understand your newly adopted child
  • Admissions testing (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence, Fourth Edition)

See our FAQ for more specific information: FAQ page

Questions about developmental testing? You can reach Dr. Resnik at 301-581-1120, Option 2, or email drresnik@resnikpsychology.com (please do not include private/personal information in your email).

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