Early diagnosis through a comprehensive psychological assessment can lead to changes supporting success. Not all learning difficulties are the same and a comprehensive evaluation can answer questions to help you advocate for the help.
How it works
In Person Testing
We will meet for one hour to discuss what has been going on and the questions you have, Based upon this discussion, I will create an assessment battery tailored to answer your questions. We will meet between 2 and 9 hours where you will take standardized assessments with me to generate data to answer your questions.
Collaborative Discussion about the Test Results
After I score and interpret the data from the tests that you took, we will meet in person to discuss the test data and how it does and doesn't apply to your experiences of you. We will work from the understanding that I know the tests and you know you and through collaboration, we can describe your experience and I can provide actionable recommendations.
Written Report with Actionable Recommendations
Using the data from the tests and the information you share with me, I will write up a report that you can share with schools, employers, or therapists to help determine eligibility for an individualized education plan (IEP), 504 plan, or other accommodations. It can also provide you or other treatment providers new steps to take to support understanding and change.
A comprehensive psychological or neuropsychological assessment can provide you with more accurate data that a shorter assessment.
Some assessments aim to quickly evaluate your symptoms, without looking at you or your child as a whole person. This can lead to assessments that let you know what you or your child doesn't have, but not what you do have.
Once you have accurate information about what is going on, you can use that information to create a supportive environment for success that you or your child needs.