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Assessment & Diagnosis

We provide the following types of evaluations:

  • Neuropsychological Evaluation

  • Psychoeducational Evaluation

  • Giftedness Evaluation

  • Speech & Language Evaluation

  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation (including Sensory Processing)

  • Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Neuropsychological Evaluation

This type of evaluation is used to assess the relationship between brain function and behavior. It involves a comprehensive assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function, such as memory, problem-solving, attention, language, motor coordination, and other cognitive abilities. Neuropsychological evaluations are often used to diagnose conditions, guide treatment decisions, and monitor cognitive changes related to neurological disorders, brain injuries, or developmental problems.

Giftedness Evaluation

This evaluation assesses whether a child has advanced cognitive or academic abilities compared to peers of the same age. It often includes IQ testing along with assessments of various cognitive and academic skills. The purpose is to identify children who may benefit from accelerated or enriched educational programs tailored to their higher intellectual capabilities.

Occupational Therapy Evaluation

In this evaluation, an occupational therapist assesses functional abilities and challenges related to daily living skills, motor skills, and sensory processing. This includes looking at how individuals manage everyday tasks and their responses to sensory input. The findings guide the development of an intervention plan to enhance functional performance and participation in daily activities.

Psychoeducational Evaluation

This evaluation is designed to analyze a student's cognitive and educational abilities, aiming to understand their learning profile and identify any learning disabilities or special educational needs. It typically includes tests of intelligence (IQ), academic skills, processing abilities, and sometimes emotional and behavioral assessments. The results help in planning educational interventions and accommodations to support the student’s learning.

Speech & Language Evaluation

This type of evaluation is conducted to assess speech and language development and functioning. It helps identify speech disorders (like articulation difficulties, phonological disorders) and language disorders (like expressive and receptive language issues). The evaluation informs the need for speech therapy or other interventions to improve communication skills.

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

An IEE is an evaluation conducted by a qualified evaluator who is not employed by the school district responsible for educating the student. It is typically sought by parents when there is disagreement with the school’s evaluation. An IEE aims to provide a second opinion on a student's educational needs and can include any of the previously mentioned assessments (neuropsychological, psychoeducational, etc.) depending on the areas of concern.

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