"What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see." -Jean Piaget

Evaluation packages (Packages can be modified)

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Specific Learning Disabilities

Parents may suspect a learning disability if their child is not making progress with targeted and intensive interventions provided at the school, consistently has low grades on report cards, and/or doesn’t seem to grasp the concepts of one or more core subjects. A broad achievement measure will be administered to assess reading, mathematics, and writing. Based on results, more specific and diagnostic measures will be used to further evaluate the area of academic weakness. Additionally, a comprehensive IQ test will be administered to obtain information on the child’s verbal ability, fluid reasoning, quantitative reasoning, working memory, visual processing, processing speed, and overall IQ. Background information, a clinical interview, and a review of records will also be completed as a part of this evaluation. A written report will be provided during a feedback session with the parent. In the report there will be recommendations and intervention suggestions that you can share with your child’s school, pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or any other professional your child sees.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parents may suspect that their child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) if they have difficulty with verbal and/or nonverbal communication, social reciprocity, and emotional understanding. Children on the Autism Spectrum also exhibit repetitive and restrictive patterns of behavior.  Assessment for ASD focuses on Language and Communication, Reciprocal Social Interaction, Play, and Stereotyped Behaviors and Restricted Interests. Background information, a clinical interview, and a review of records will be completed as a part of this evaluation. A comprehensive IQ test will be administered to obtain information on the child’s verbal ability, fluid reasoning, quantitative reasoning, working memory, visual processing, processing speed, and overall IQ. For children who are non-communicative, nonverbal intelligence tests can be used. Rating scales will be given to the child’s teachers and parent/guardian to obtain information on the child’s adaptive skills as well as their social/emotional functioning. Autism rating scales, play-based assessment, and observation checklists will also be completed.  If necessary, testing in the main academic areas of reading, writing, and math will be administered.  A written report will be provided during a feedback session with the parent. In the report will be recommendations and intervention suggestions that you can share with your child’s school, pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or any other professional your child sees. 

Behavior/Attention/Concentration/Executive Functioning

This evaluation is for parents/guardians who are worried about their child's difficulties with concentration, hyperactivity, sustained attention, organization, task initiation and completion, emotional regulation, shifting from task to task, and/or  remembering multi-step directions. Children may be exhibiting declining grades, impaired social relationships, and/or difficulties with independent functioning. This evaluation will provide information in the main academic areas of reading, writing, and math. Rating scales will be given to the child’s teachers and parent to obtain information on the child's social skills, behavior, executive functioning and emotional state. Rating scales will also provide the probability of ADHD. Background information, a clinical interview, and a review of records will also be completed as a part of this evaluation. IQ testing can also be completed if necessary or if requested. Upon completion of data collection, a written report will be provided during a feedback session with the parent. In the report will be recommendations and intervention suggestions that you can share with your child’s school, pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or any other professional your child sees. 

Gifted

Parents may suspect their child is gifted if they display high academic achievement in school, are motivated to learn, have leadership qualities, are creative. and think outside of the box. This evaluation includes the administration of a comprehensive IQ measure that will provide information in the areas of verbal ability, fluid reasoning, quantitative reasoning, working memory, visual processing, and processing speed. A review of school records will be completed and background information will be obtained through a clinical interview with the parent. A report will be provided during the feedback session. The report can be shared with the school for validation and possibly be used to assist with the eligibility process for the gifted program in the school setting. 

Intellectual Impairment

Parents may suspect that their child has low cognitive functioning if he or she needs additional assistance with everyday life skills, is significantly behind their peers with academics, has trouble with peer interactions, has difficulty communicating their needs and wants, and has trouble independently functioning in schools and community settings. This evaluation will provide information in the main academic areas of reading, writing, and math. Additionally, a comprehensive IQ will be administered to obtain information on the child’s verbal ability, fluid reasoning, quantitative reasoning, working memory, visual processing, processing speed, and overall IQ. A second IQ will be administered, if necessary. Rating scales will be given to the child’s teachers and parent/guardian to obtain information on the child’s adaptive skills as well as their social/emotional functioning. Background information, a clinical interview, and a review of records will also be completed as a part of this evaluation. A written report will be provided during a feedback session with the parent. In the report will be recommendations and intervention suggestions that you can share with your child’s school, pediatrician, neurologist, psychiatrist, therapist, or any other professional your child sees.