The psychoeducational evaluation includes a full assessment to address the educational and psychological needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. We specialize in diagnosing:
- Learning Disabilities, such as dyslexia, auditory processing, and visual-spatial deficits
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Aspergers and other diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum
- Varied learning and social-emotional issues
Our goal is to provide the information needed to determine the best comprehensive plan to meet the needs of each student.
Once an appointment for testing is scheduled, a packet is mailed that includes a background history form and rating scales to be completed by the parents or adult student and forms/rating scales to be completed by the teachers/professors. These forms should be completed and returned by the first day of testing.
Testing varies from 5 to 6½ hours, depending on the age of the student. The testing is usually broken into two days, although the youngest students sometimes require separate one-hour sessions. The process includes evaluations of intellectual functioning, processing skills in the areas of auditory, visual, memory, attention/concentration, and executive functioning, academic skills in the areas of basic reading skills, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, math calculation, math problem-solving, written expression and spelling, and a brief social-emotional assessment. Once the evaluation is completed, a conference is held with the parents and/or adolescent/adult student for 1½ hours. A detailed report is then completed and mailed within 2 to 4 weeks of the conference. The report is billed at 1 1/2 hours of the examiner’s time.
Additional evaluations available through the center include assessments to evaluate social-emotional functioning, including projectives and assessments to rule in or rule out Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The center provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as providing parenting education and support. Our approach to therapy utilizes a developmental perspective and implements cognitive/behavioral strategies. The focus of therapy is to provide a supportive environment where the children, adolescents, and young adults in our practice may function more successfully within their families and social relationships, while incorporating the parents into the therapy process.