The Boys Town Assessment Program offers comprehensive assessment services, psychological testing and evaluations for youth of all ages.
- Difficulty or failure in school
- Significant learning problems
- Emotional or behavioral difficulties
Based on assessment outcomes, we provide inclusive, clinically-based treatment recommendations that can be implemented in a youth's home, school and community settings with the goal of improving individual and family functioning.
Services We Provide
- Diagnostic Interviews
- Mental Status Examinations
- Pretreatment Assessments
- Social/Emotional Functioning
- Intellectual Functioning
- Memory and Cognitive Functioning
- Assist physicians and treatment providers with diagnosing mental health concerns and planning treatment
- Autism Spectrum
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Noncompliant Behavior
- Substance Abuse
- Developmental Delays
Special Education Assessments
- Learning Disability
- Academic Achievement
- School Behavioral Disruption
Boys Town Pre-Admission Assessments
- Level of Care Recommendations
- Treatment Recommendations
The Assessment Process
Assessments begin with a face-to-face interview with the youth, his or her parents and any other involved parties. Our trained professionals collect background and current symptom information, and gather additional data through phone interviews, observation, record reviews and other techniques.
When necessary, psychological testing occurs during a second appointment. Parents and youth are asked to complete various measures to assess intellectual, academic, emotional and behavioral functioning.
A licensed psychologist interprets all assessment results. At a third appointment, we review testing data and help parents understand the information we've gathered. Parents receive the assessment report at this time.
Assessment reports are written in a practical, meaningful way so families can successfully address the problems they and their children are facing. We also provide advocacy with school systems, treatment providers, physicians and courts.
All services are provided without regard to gender, race, creed or ethnic background.