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Psycho-Educational Evaluation

Finally understand why your child is struggling

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What is a Psycho-Educational Evaluation?

A psycho-educational evaluation assesses your child’s whole cognitive, behavioral, and learning profile while targeting your specific concerns and questions. At Mind by Design, our evaluations are all based on neuropsychological functioning. We look at the whole picture to learn who your child is and how their unique profile affects their learning so we can find the right support to help them thrive.

If you’ve been advised to seek a neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation, you’re in the right place. We use these terms interchangeably as our evaluations are always as comprehensive as they need to be to answer the referral questions and provide individualized strategies for support. 

How Our Evaluations Are Different

Unlock Your Child’s Strengths, Needs, and Learning Differences

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We Look At The Whole Person

As Educational Psychologists, we look at how your child learns, their struggles, and why. This comprehensive approach enables us to recommend tailored therapies or interventions and equips practitioners with in-depth insights for more effective support.

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We Can Provide Clinical Diagnoses

We are licensed to provide clinical diagnoses. Though labels are not the goal, they can open doors for school accommodations and other support services that can dramatically improve learning outcomes. Diagnoses can also provide clarity as to why certain challenges exist.

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We Give You
a Plan

Once we complete our evaluation, we don’t just send you on your way. Our goal is for your child to succeed, so we provide tailored recommendations for services, therapies, and interventions that have the best chance of quickly making an impact for your child and family. Some support services are offered within our practice.

Is a Psycho-Educational Evaluation Right for Your Child?

Psycho-educational testing uncovers the source of many learning challenges. You may not know if your child has a disability or disorder; you only know the struggles they are having. These challenges may stem from the following:

We tailor our evaluations to look into your specific concerns, but in the process, we may uncover a root cause, such as a learning disability or disorder. That’s the true power of our comprehensive evaluations. We look at not only the what but the why.

What To Expect During Your Child’s Evaluation

Our Psycho-Educational Testing Process

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STEP 1

Connect With
Our Team

Each child is unique, so reach out to our team. Let’s discuss whether a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation will help you finally find the answers you’ve been searching for.

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STEP 2

Conduct the Assessment

We spend 2 – 3 days on direct testing, interviewing adults in your child’s life, gathering background history, and using behavior rating scales to understand their challenges and needs. 
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STEP 3

Get Results
& Answers

We provide our in-depth report within two weeks of completing testing. We also schedule time to review the report with you to answer all of your questions.
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STEP 4

Find Your
Path Forward

We help you understand all of your options and provide targeted recommendations for interventions and community resources so your child gets the best support as quickly as possible.

What You Need to Know About Psychoeducational Evaluations

During a psychoeducational assessment, our educational psychologists delve into understanding your child’s cognitive, behavioral, and learning profiles, revealing their strengths as well as uncovering specific concerns, including conditions like dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. On the other side of the evaluation is clarity, support, and help for your child to thrive.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answering Parent’s Top Questions About Psycho-Educational Evaluations

Our psychoeducational evaluations are done from a school neuropsychological perspective. We consider them one and the same. You can learn more about this on the School Neuropsychological page.

Call, text, or fill out the contact form below to get on our schedule.

No, you do not.

This type of assessment is typically offered by practices that are considered out-of-network providers. We will provide a Superbill with CPT codes that are often reimbursed to some extent for this service. You can then check with your insurance company to see whether they will cover part or all of the assessment.

Please see our Billing & Insurance page for additional information.

Typically, the evaluation sessions with your child last for 4 hours each. If additional evaluations are required, such as for Autism or Speech and language, there would be extra sessions. The assessment process takes a few weeks, including intake and interviews with parents and teachers. After that, the reports are completed within two weeks. We will then schedule a time with you to review the report, answer any questions you may have, and discuss the next steps for interventions and support. You can expect to have the report in hand approximately one month after your testing days.

We work with children ages 3 and up, teens, and young adults.

We recommend telling them we’ll do a few activities together and ask them questions. They should just be themself and try their best because there is no right or wrong.

Our comprehensive report will be ready for you within two weeks of completing all testing and interviews.

After we finish your child’s report, we would love to meet with you to review it together and answer your questions. Our goal is to help your child succeed. We provide helpful recommendations for therapies, professionals to follow up with, and community resources that can help support your child. We’re also available to help you navigate the school system to get the accommodations your child needs.

No, there is not. The foundation of a neuropsychological evaluation is we are looking at brain-based behavior. From a neuropsychological perspective we’re looking at the connection between what we hypothesize is going on with the brain and what we’re seeing. This applies to our psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations, which is why we use the terms interchangeably.

Still Have Questions?

Get in touch with our team.

GETTING AN EVALUATION IS A BIG STEP

How We Stand Out

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We Focus on Your Child as a Whole

Our evaluations do more than diagnose. They provide a picture of your child as a whole so you can understand how they learn and get the best help possible.

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We Understand School Accommodations

All of our clinicians have experience working in schools and frame our evaluation findings in terms of what it means for your child’s learning so they get matched with the right accommodations at school. 
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We Collaborate With the Best Specialists

In addition to our team, we’ve built connections with professionals across our community to recommend the best services and interventions that will get your child the right help as quickly as possible. 

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We Give You a Path Forward

We want to make it EASY for you to help your child. Our reports are detailed but clear, and our recommendations for services and support are both effective and manageable for your family.

Meet Our Psychoeducational Evaluation Team

Get to know our caring clinicians before your appointment

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We Can Help Your Family Get Clarity

An Accurate Diagnosis Can Change Your Child’s Life

An Accurate Diagnosis & The Right Interventions Can Change Your Child’s Life

Get in Touch

Let us know how we can help. You’re welcome to fill out a form or give us a call or text at 669-282-2510

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