Personality and Learning Disability Assessments
The goal of any assessment is to help students identify challenges, disabilities other conditions, and to help them find the tools they need in order to succeed at UTSA.
If clinically indicated, formal psychological and psychoeducational testing is available to potentially help you understand your personality, emotional needs, and educational abilities. This testing may be especially helpful if you believe you may have a learning disability or experience difficulties with inattention and hyperactivity. There is a fee associated with this service, but the cost of this assessment is heavily discounted compared to the assessment costs of private or community providers.
To begin the testing process, call Counseling Services at 210-458-4140. Let the counselor know you are interesting in testing and request a Learning Disability Information Form from. Once the form is returned, students will be placed on the testing list and will be contacted as soon as possible to begin their assessment. Although we attempt to have all students assessed within the same semester, high demand of this service may require students to be placed on a waitlist until there is clinician availability.
The learning disability assessment usually requires the student attend several two hour long sessions to complete all the measures. Depending upon the student's presenting concern, the number of sessions may vary.
Once a student has completed a psychoeducational testing battery, they will be provided with a confidential report summarizing the results. This report may then be shared with an individual counselor or psychiatric providers to determine treatment options. The results can also be shared with the Student Disability Services to determine if academic accommodations may aid the student.