Learn more about the evaluation process for ADHD, dyslexia/learning disability, autism, and emotional issues.
The process of testing is one-on-one with the psychologist and involves using the most current, top-rated tests. The various assessment measures can comprise paper-and-pencil tasks, hands-on activities, and computerized tasks.
After meeting with the psychologist, she will help you determine the scope of the testing. The areas to explore in testing will depend on the nature of your concerns and the specific information you need.
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What happens during the testing process?
- A clinical interview in the consultation session: this first step gives the psychologist a chance to learn your or your child’s developmental, medical, academic, and social-emotional history.
- Sessions of testing with current, empirically validated assessment measures
- In-school observations or consultation with other providers (when deemed beneficial)
- Complete review of relevant previous records provided to psychologist (e.g. report cards, previous testing, individualized education program/ IEP or 504, relevant medical records, etc.)
- A detailed written report outlining the findings (cognitive strengths and weaknesses), relevant diagnoses, and specific recommendations
- Feedback session, during which the testing is reviewed, and interventions and referrals are discussed to help parents or the adult carry out the recommended interventions and plan of action.