What’s Testing?

What does the evaluation entail?

  • An intake with parents to review background information and assist with individualizing test battery (90 minutes)
  • 2-3 testing appointments (2-4 hours each) depending on age, student’s processing speed, and emotional/behavioral needs
  • A parent conference/feedback session to review results and recommendations (90 minutes)
  • An optional session for older children and teens who wish to understand their results and ask questions (which may involve 30 minutes of the 90 minute feedback session).
  • The evaluation fee does not include a school observation session or a meeting with school officials. If you would like these services, we can discuss this separately.

What will you receive?

  • A better understanding of your child’s intellectual capabilities, learning style, and cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses, and, as applicable any clinical psychopathology.
  • Diagnosis (if applicable)
  • Specific recommendations for you and your child as well as teachers, physicians, tutors, and therapists.
  • A comprehensive, integrated written report that includes scores, interpretations, and recommendations that will facilitate necessary accommodations in the schools.
  • Information on resources, specialists, tutors, tips, and strategies for parents and children and adolescents.

Things to Remember for Testing Day:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep the night before testing day is important: -> >Please try to keep your child from staying up late, watching scary movies, having caffeine the night before, or deviating from the normal routine.
  • Try to have your child eat a good breakfast.
  • Medications should be taken as usual on the testing day unless otherwise discussed with your clinician.
  • Your child can bring a water bottle and/or snack(s) to sustain energy throughout the day.
  • Please bring all completed paperwork (child, parent, and teacher forms).
  • Please bring any necessary IEP or 504 plans from school, relevant medical reports, and/or previous testing reports.