Comprehensive PsychoEducational Assessment for Children, Teens, and Young Adults
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:
- Intake. This happens either by phone or via Zoom. The goal is to gather information on specific concerns, goals for the assessment, and determine targeted areas to assess. Intake usually takes between 30 minutes to an hour.
- Paperwork. The parent completes a secure electronic developmental history form and contract that is sent to the parent via email. The parent collects report cards, student study team (SST) minutes, school reports, previous assessments, and pertinent medical records to share electronically for the assessment. The parent signs a release of information form to allow contact with teachers/private providers related to the case to be interviewed for the assessment.
- Standardized Testing. Depending on how the student responds to testing and their stamina, three to four testing appointments may be required, with each lasting two to three hours. Testing is scheduled during the week either right after school or during the day.
- Observation at School. It’s best if I can observe the student for an hour during their area of most difficulty. The parent typically sends an introductory email to both the school and me to initiate scheduling the observation.
- Feedback Meeting. After testing is done, I write a report to share with the parent at the feedback meeting. During the meeting, I summarize the findings and answer any questions that the parent may have. Then, based on the assessment findings, I talk to the parent about next steps to be taken. This meeting is usually an hour long.