Psychological and neuropsychological assessments will help you understand much more about the cause of particular difficulties you or your child are experiencing. Most important to the process of assessment is determining WHY something is happening so that it can be corrected. Areas of assessment include:
We will have a clinical interview with the patient (if an adult) and always with parents for child assessments during which we gather developmental history and talk about current problems. After this initial meeting, we will review of any relevant school, past assessments, IEPs and or medical records.
We work together with other professionals (with your written consent) involved in the treatment plan so we can understand the patient’s full profile and provide the best patient care.
If needed, we may schedule a classroom observation before the psychologist meets with the patient, which helps the psychologist understand how the patient is functioning academically and socially.
In follow-up sessions, we will have the patient take different standardized tests that measure brain and behavior connections, processing abilities, social/ emotional functioning:
After we complete the testing, you will receive a comprehensive written report documenting the findings of the assessment with a face to face meeting. At this meeting, you will receive detailed instructions/suggestions on how to proceed with an action plan to help you or your child reach their potential.