Alexander Road Associates
In Psychiatry, Psychology & Counseling
Online Computerized Assessments:
In order to achieve state of the art diagnostic evaluations, Alexander Road Associates makes use of computerized Online Diagnostic Assessments to provide a comprehensive overview of behavioral, emotional, academic, social concerns and disorders in your child's evaluation.
For our Online Assessments we utilize MULTI-HEALTH SYSTEMS (MHS) Online Assessment Center.
MHS Security Policy: MHS is committed to the protection of sensitive and confidential data. MHS protects the personal data of MHS customers with the highest levels of security. All MHS data are stored in an industry standard database. Access to these data is strictly controlled. A temporary password initially provided by MHS must be changed for first time log-ins to Scoring Organizer. Tests are also scored by a separate secure scoring server controlled by MHS with an advanced level of security protection. Once administered, test reports are returned to the Administrator by using their encryption technology. MHS servers use 128/256-bit industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption which is encryption technology that works with the most current web browsers.
The Online MHS Assessment Center allows for patients, parents and teachers to securely access testing from computers anywhere. Use of computers at our office will be available.
After you schedule an initial evaluation, you will be given an ID and password to access the MHS Assessment Center and access the assessment tests for yourself or your child. We obtain parent, teacher evaluations for each child and child self- rated evaluations for children 8 years of age and older.
For children 6-18 years of age we obtain Parent, Teacher and Child self online CBRS assessments for children 8 and older. Your therapist will use the the Conner's CBRS™ to measure for a wide spectrum of child and adolescent disorders:
· Emotional Distress
· Academic Difficulties
· Separation Fears
· Violence Potential
· Perfectionistic and Compulsive Behaviors
· Agressive Behaviors
· Social Problems
· Physical Symptoms
· Learning Problems
· Executive Functioning
· Peer Relations
· Family Relations
· ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive
· ADHD Inattentive
· ADHD Combined
· Mixed Episode
· Generalized Anxiety Disorder
· Conduct Disorder
· Oppositional Defiant Disorder
· Manic Episode
· Separation Anxiety Disorder
· Social Phobia
· Asperger's Disorder
· Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
· Autistic Disorder
The Conners Early Childhood™
(pre-school children ages 2-6)
Children do not complete a computerized online assessment until age 8. The Conners EC is an innovative psychological instrument designed to assess the concerns of parents and teachers/childcare providers about preschool-aged children. This instrument aids in the early identification of behavioral, social, and emotional problems.
The Conners EC also assists in measuring whether or not the child is appropriately meeting major developmental milestones (Adaptive Skills, Communication, Motor Skills, Play, and Pre-Academic/Cognitive).
The Conners EC provides information that may be useful to consider when determining whether or not a child is eligible for early intervention or special education and related services under current U.S. federal statutes, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 (IDEA 2004).
The Conners Early Childhood™ accesses for:
· Defiant/Aggressive Behaviors
· Social Functioning/Atypical Behaviors
· Mood and Affect
· Physical Symptoms
· Adaptive Skills
· Motor Skills
For children and adolescents with concerns about Asperger’s disorder or autistic spectrum disorders we obtain the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales™ (ASRS) The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.
This innovative instrument, authored by the highly respected Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., is a norm-referenced assessment based on a nationally representative sample, designed to identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Using a five-point Likert rating scale, parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observed specific behaviors in a child or adolescent in areas such as socialization, communication, unusual behaviors, behavioral rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation.
Two versions: ASRS (2–5 Years) for ratings of children aged 2 to 5 and ASRS (6–18 Years) for ratings of children or adolescents aged 6 to 18. The ASRS can be easily and quickly completed with the ASRS online from any Internet connection.
The ASRS Scales evaluate:
· Unusual Behaviors
· Self-Regulation (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
· Peer Socialization
· Adult Socialization
· Social/Emotional Reciprocity
· Atypical Language
· Behavioral Rigidity
· Sensory Sensitivity
· Attention/Self-Regulation (ASRS [2–5 Years] only)
· Attention (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
The Conners 3 is the result of four years of extensive product research and development. School psychologists, clinicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, child protection agencies, and mental health workers can count on the Conners 3 to be a reliable and dependable tool capable of supporting them in the diagnostic and identification process.
Based on the solid findings and key elements of its predecessor, the Conners’ Rating Scales–Revised (CRS–R™), the Conners 3 offers a thorough assessment of ADHD. The Conners 3 now addresses comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Each parent, teacher, and self-report form is available in full-length and short versions.
Professionals will benefit from the following enhancements:
Alexander Road Associates
707 Alexander Road, Building 2, Suite 202
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Fax# (609) 419-9200