The goal of an evaluation is to identify an individual's unique patterns of strengths and weaknesses in order to support their success in treatment, school/work, and daily life.
Through the assessment, we come to understand your attention, executive functioning, intelligence, learning achievement and skills, memory abilities, and emotional and behavioral functioning. With this information, we can help explain the challenges you are having and develop interventions to capitalize on your strengths and support your weaknesses,
Common reasons for a referral may include:
Attention and executive functioning difficulties (e.g. trouble maintaining focus or disorganization)
Need for diagnostic clarification due to emotional, behavioral, social, and/or developmental concerns
To aid in developing treatment recommendations and outlining appropriate interventions to support success
Increase the understanding of a person's emotional experiences, thought processes, and coping skills
Assistance in determining Special Education or 504 eligibility and accommodations
Determine possible eligibility for standardized testing accommodations (e.g. SAT and ACT)
Learning difficulties, such as delays in reading or writing, that interfere with academic development
Academic performance that is not reflective of a student's potential
Complex neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders and verbal nonverbal learning disorders
Changes in behavior or thinking following a Traumatic Brain Injury, concussion, or other neurological conditions
A typical evaluation involves:
A review of records (e.g. prior assessment reports, academic documents such as Individualized Education Plans)
We do not use a standardassessment battery. Rather, each assessment is tailored to the client and their presenting challenges. We select assessment instruments from a broad array of neuropsychological, psychological, intellectual, and academic measures.
The evaluation itself involves paper and pencil tasks, hands-on activities, and answering questions. If it is your child being evaluated, you will also be asked to complete select forms so as to provide information about their development and behavior.
With your permission, we may also contact other important people involved in your child's life (e.g. teachers, other health providers) and ask them to complete rating forms as well. This is to aid us in developing a more complete understanding of your child's experiences across settings.
For school-aged children and adolescents, it may also be important for us to complete a school observation. This will be determined secondary to the referral questions and presenting concerns.
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