Comprehensive Testing We offer comprehensive testing to assess for disorders such as ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, information/sensory processing disorders, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. We also offer consultations to those who have already undergone testing and need some help with interpretation (What does it all mean?), and very specific recommendations based on the findings.
ADD / ADHD
There are three types of ADHD: Predominantly Inattentive, Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive, and Combined Presentations. In each of the three types of ADHD, symptoms must have been present before age 12, and for at least 6 months, in order for the diagnosis to be assigned.
Treatment for learning disabilities depends on the severity of the disorder. In some mild cases, the child is able to continue on a regular education track, with extra support from tutoring and/or a specialized learning center. In more severe cases, special education is the intervention of choice.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder has gained increased recognition over the past several years, and there has been a significant rise in the number of children diagnosed with this disorder. Although ASD has historically not been diagnosed until the toddler years or later, we are increasingly able to diagnose this disorder earlier.
Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders typically experience excessive anxiety, worry, and/or fear that is difficult to control, and interferes with their day to day functioning. A comprehensive mental health evaluation can be done to diagnose the type of disorder.
Dr. Michelle Matusoff, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Matusoff is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in psychological and psycho-educational testing for children, adolescents, and adults.
She received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Matusoff has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has performed psychological assessments across many different settings, including psychiatric hospitals, non-profit agencies, state and county funded programs, and in private practice.