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Happy Children

Finding the right assessment

Our assessments include a holistic evaluation of emotional, behavioral, social, adaptive, and cognitive functioning. Testing typically includes academic testing in order to identify educational learning styles and/or disorders. There are two types of assessment packages offered. Selecting a plan is determined by age and reason for the evaluation. 

What is a Neuropsychological evaluation?

Areas evaluated include the following:

  • General cognitive functioning

  • Academic skills

  • Attention & concentration

  • Executive functions (e.g., planning, organization, problem-solving)

  • Language skills

  • Visual and verbal memory

  • Visual-spatial organization

  • Processing speed

  • Motor coordination 

  • Social skills

  • Adaptive funcitoning

  • Emotional and behavioral functioning

What are some conditions that you screen for?

The evaluation process is diagnostic. The importance of determining a diagnosis is not to confine your child into a box. However, finding an effective and evidence based treatment is contingent on an accurate diagnosis. We assess for the following conditions & more:

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Social Communication Disorders

  • Specific Learning Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Psychiatric concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder)

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Neurological Disorders (e.g., epilepsy)

Comprehensive Evaluation

What does testing entail:

  • Includes an assessment of: cognitive functioning, learning/academic skills, attention (visual and auditory), learning and memory (visual and auditory), social and emotional functioning, visual spatial, language, sensory, and fine motor skills, and validity testing (i.e., determining if your child really giving it her full effort).

  • Intake/clinical interview with caregivers

  • Two days of direct testing (4-8 hours).

  • Standardized questionnaires

  • Conversations with: teacher and/or therapist

  • A review of records

  • A feedback summary and full report to follow

  • Feedback appointment(s) (when we go over the results)

  • Follow up on specific dates (i.e., 1, 3, and/or 6 months)

Photos of the testing office


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