Types of Evaluations

Comprehensive evaluations are essential in diagnosing differences in learning, planning an effective instructional program, and monitoring progress. Often, evaluations are not performed until failure occurs at school (including at the college level). It is important to figure out how the learner’s brain learns in order to provide you with the tools necessary to move forward in school, work and life. A variety of evaluations are offered in order to assess cognitive, linguistic, academic and social/behavioral/attention skills. Some individuals may need psychological and/or neuropsychological evaluations as well.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluation

These are comprehensive learning evaluations that assess student strengths and weaknesses related to academic achievement. They may include cognitive abilities, language, reading, writing, and math, as well as attention and executive function. They are essential for documenting student achievement, planning an effective instructional program, monitoring progress, and diagnosing differences in learning. Comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations provide educational recommendations that are individualized, research-based, and effective. These evaluations are recommended in the majority of cases.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Most children and adults who have neuropsychological evaluations have had a change in academic or everyday functioning due to impacts on brain function from one or many factors (e.g. a medical condition, a disease, or inborn developmental problems, a brain injury, or birth trauma). Neuropsychological evaluations provide a global assessment of brain function related to attention, memory, language, sensory/motor, executive functioning, behavioral, social, and thinking skills. Results help with medical intervention, refine, and increase the robustness of behavioral, educational and social programming, and monitor and inform return-to-learn and return to play-for-athletes.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Executive Functioning) Evaluation

Concerns regarding attention and/or executive functioning are not assessed in isolation but are embedded in the comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation, neuropsychological evaluation, and/or psychological evaluation when appropriate.

IQ/Gifted Evaluation

IQ/Gifted testing is conducted for the purpose of entrance into your child's school's gifted program. Gifted testing typically includes a standardized test of intelligence. Testing takes approximately 1.5 hours. The evaluation includes a two page summary of the student’s performance with a table of standardized scores.

School Readiness Evaluation

A school readiness evaluation is designed to provide parents with information about how their child learns. Is the child ready for kindergarten? First grade? Does the child have adequate foundational skills in language, necessary for learning academics.

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