A Targeted Assessment is specifically designed to provide results related a specific diagnostic question and/or to help monitor treatment efficacy. Instances in which this pared-down assessment model might be requested are often related to: 

 •   Medication monitoring -  To answer questions about whether a specific medication and or changes in medication dose appear to be providing a beneficial impact on specific behaviors or mood.  
 •   Treatment monitoring - To answer questions related to whether a specific form of therapy or other intervention is impacting specific behaviors or mood symptoms. 
 •   Diagnostic/Psychodiagnostic clarification - In this form of assessment, specific questions about an existing diagnosis or a possible diagnosis are explored.  For example, the referral question may include concerns about a possible diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or mood disorder (e.g., Anxiety, Depression).  
 •   Skill specific information - Assessment of specific skills related to reading, writing or mathematics can help provide critical information for clients receiving support services.  For example, a client may be receiving tutoring for reading weakness and request assessment of specific skills related to the reading process to help inform intervention.  


Clinical interviews are conducted with a parent/parents and the client.  Assessment includes interactive questions, hands-on activities and administration of rating scales/questionnaires to the client and others (e.g., parents, teachers, tutors). Feedback is provided to parents and the client.  Consultation with referrals or relevant treatment personnel is conducted. A brief Summary Report is prepared and sent to parents.