A variety of tests are used to assess skills in intellectual abilities (IQ), academic knowledge, memory, executive function, and/or attention. Academic testing can include school-like tasks such as reading, writing and math. Cognitive and neuropsychological assessment tasks include activities such as puzzles, pictures, memory tasks, and questions.
Information regarding social/emotional and behavioral functioning will be collected through observations and interviews with you and your child. You and your child’s teachers (and your child when appropriate) will likely be asked to complete questionnaires to gather important information about your child across different settings.
Throughout the assessment I will conduct observations to assess how your child reacts during the testing process. When appropriate, additional observations may be included, such as observing your child at school or interacting with others.
Consultations may be necessary with your child’s teachers, therapists, and/or medical personnel. Feedback from others who spend time with your child allows for a well-rounded picture of how your child performs in various environments, and allows for varying perspectives and insights.
Results & Follow Up
Following the assessment, I will compile results into a written report. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled with you to review the findings and recommendations, and you will receive a copy of the report at that time. The follow-up meeting allows us an opportunity to discuss the results of the assessment and what the findings may mean for your child. I will also provide recommendations and review what the next best steps may be for home and/or school. When appropriate, your child may join us to hear results.