Another option is neuropsychological testing which is administered by a neuropsychologist who is a doctoral psychologist with specialized training in neuropsychology. It is more comprehensive than psychological testing and will include testing for intelligence, emotions, receptive language, memory, social interaction, and screening for Autism spectrum.
In many cases, psychologists who administer tests will then treat patients with psychotherapy. Some psychologists focus only on evaluating patients, and then refer them to other specialists for treatment after they’ve made a diagnosis. In either case, the testing or assessment process will help ensure that the client receives treatment that’s tailored to his or her individual needs.