Dr. Richard J. DioGuardi

              Clinical & School Psychologist


Dr. DioGuardi conducts psychological evaluations to address many different types of questions and issues.


  • Learning disorders and learning differences
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental issues
  • Giftedness
  • Problems with mood stability
  • Problems with self-esteem
  • Problems with social relationships
  • Determining accurate diagnoses
  • Developing effective treatment plans
  • Identifying a client's strengths and areas for further growth

Dr. DioGuardi typically performs either of the following two types of assessments:

Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations include but are not limited to diagnostic interviewing, assessment of emotional, behavioral, social, adaptive and intellectual functioning and early childhood assessment (clinical observation and interviewing, as well as formalized testing when necessary).

Psycho-Educational Evaluations

Psycho-educational evaluations focus on the assessment of a client's intellectual, cognitive and academic functioning for the purposes of making recommendations for educational services. This type of evaluation is used for identifying learning styles, as well as learning disorders.

Symptoms displayed by children and adolescents can often be explained by a number of different disorders. Psychological testing can determine if your child/adolescent’s problems are related to any of the following:

- Learning Disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia)
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disoder
- Visual-Motor Integration Deficits
- Executive Functioning Disorder
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Nonverbal learning disability
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders  
    (e.g., Autism, Asperger's Disorder)
- Sensory Processing Deficits

Each of Dr. DioGuardi's personalized assessments objectively measure, explore, and identify an individual’s strengths and weaknesses to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.

A Comprehensive Assessment Includes:

* An initial session with Dr. DioGuardi to discuss concerns, obtain history, schedule the testing, and familiarize the child and family with the testing process. 
* A return visit(s) for administration of tests. The amount of time involved will vary depending on the age of the child, the nature of the concerns, and the extent of testing required.
* A detailed written report with targeted, relevant, and individualized recommendations.
* A follow-up session with parents and child (as appropriate) to explain test results and provide specific recommendations in response to the test findings.
* Consultations with the school or referring professional when appropriate. This may include participation in Individual Educational Plan meetings to interpret test findings and discuss implementation of curricular modification and/or accommodations.

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