It’s common for people to feel intimidated when hearing the term ‘psychological testing’. Having a more concrete measure of your psychological wellbeing can sometimes bring the same anxiety as medical testing, the concern that you might find out that something is wrong. Today’s guest, Lauren Pasqua, hopes to alleviate the stress around the process by providing some context about the benefits of psychological testing and when it might be the right fit for you. Lauren is a psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of the Connections Child & Family Center in The Woodlands, Texas. In this episode, you will learn about the categories of testing that Lauren and her team do and she outlines the process, from intake and evaluation to the types of referrals, recommendations, and resources that she provides. She also shares some of the benefits of early intervention, even offering her perspective on the cost benefit analysis of testing. As always, the episode ends with a story of hope, and you’ll find out more about the incredible research that Lauren is doing on autism in girls, so make sure to tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
“In my view, I think it is helpful to pursue something a little more structured and formal as soon as you have concerns. We definitely know that early intervention prevents lots of later problems.” — Lauren Pasqua [0:13:44]
“Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. This doesn’t change who you are, it doesn’t change who your child is.” — Lauren Pasqua [0:19:25]
“Getting to the heart of the matter on the front end and getting a lot of clear data to drive the decisions that you make actually will save both money and time in the long run.” — Lauren Pasqua [0:30:51]
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