Psycho-Educational/School Neuropsychological Evaluation
We specialize in psycho-educational and school neuropsychological assessment for children, adolescents and young adults. Common issues include Learning Disorders (i.e. dyslexia), ADHD, and other social-cognitive and mood disorders. We focus specifically on how challenges impact school or work (cognitive, emotional, or behavioral). Once we identify the challenges that get in the way of educational success, we provide clinical (DSM 5) and/or educational (IDEA) diagnoses (if applicable) and recommend targeted strategies, interventions and accommodations to address them.
Testing typically includes the following: Obtaining background history; review of school records; interviews with parents, educators, and the learner; behavior rating scales, direct cognitive, processing, and academic achievement testing (two or three sessions that last between two and three hours each in length), interpretation of test results, a final written report and follow up meeting to review results. School observations are sometimes recommended and part of the assessment process on an as-needed and add-on basis. Sometimes speech and language testing and autism-specific testing are needed in addition to psycho-educational testing, and are added to the process as needed. Families can expect the final report and follow up approximately two to three weeks after the last date of in-person testing.
All clinicians are Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEPs) and Licensed Speech and Language pathologists. We are qualified to conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) and will consider whether or not we will take each case individually.