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  • Psychological Testing

    Psychological Testing Services and Requests for Accommodations under the ADA

    Do you or someone you care about suffer from some of these symptoms?

    • Trouble staying focused
    • Easily distracted
    • Difficulty keeping current with homework assignments
    • Frequently running out of time during exams at school
    • Poor performance on standardized testing
    • Chronically falling behind with responsibilities at work
    • Feeling constantly overwhelmed by day-to-day responsibilities
    • Unsure of your academic or workplace strengths and weaknesses

    If two or more of these symptoms are present, psychological testing by Dr. Marlena Wu may be helpful. Please call 301.984.9791 to contact us to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment.

    Psychoeducational testing reports for assessment of ADHD and learning disorders

    We provide psychoeducational testing reports for assessment of ADHD and Learning Disorders in adults aged 18 and above. These reports may be used to support your application for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to help minimize the impact of a disability in the workplace, in a university setting, or while taking standardized tests such as the LSAT, GRE, SAT, GMAT, or MCAT.

    Testing is provided for the following uses:

    • Diagnostic assessment for the purpose of Work or Educational Accommodations:
    • ADHD
    • Learning Disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Depression and other Mood Disorders
    • Forensic Concerns
      • Clarification of clinical questions regarding
      • Differing diagnoses
      • Cognitive strengths and weaknesses
      • Personality traits

    Perhaps you have always suspected you had ADHD and wondered how it interacts with your other cognitive strengths and impacts your daily functioning. Recommendations resulting from such testing can also be utilized in therapy as you discover how you best learn and work, to help you and your therapist build routines that make you more effective at home, in school and at work.

    Each clinical assessment will consist of the following parts:

    1. You will meet with the evaluator for an extensive interview to discuss your needs, and the appropriate tests to be given.
    2. Testing will then be provided over the course of two sessions, each lasting approximately 4 hours. A variety of tests assessing cognitive, emotional, and educational factors will be administered.
    3. You will then meet the evaluator to discuss the test results, diagnostic impressions, and recommendations. The evaluator will answer any questions you may have at that point. A detailed report will be provided as well.
    4. The evaluator will assist you in support of your application for accommodations.

    Meet Marlena Wu, Psy.D.

    Marlena M. Wu, LCP

    Marlena Wu, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with training and experience in providing psychological testing for college and child populations. She has worked in settings as diverse as a children’s hospital, university college counseling center, and employee assistance program. In her clinical experience, she has worked closely with clients regarding disability accommodations and the best way to maximize their effectiveness in their academic and workplace environment.

    She has extensive clinical experience with: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorder and other Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Learning Disorders; Substance Use Disorders; Intellectual Disability.

    View complete curriculum vitae for Marlena M. Wu, Psy.D.

    We look forward to helping you

    Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs, and schedule a 15 minute no-cost consultation to learn more about our psychological testing services; or schedule your appointment with Dr. Wu.

     

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314