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Comprehensive Psychological Assessments and Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)

Choosing a professional to evaluate your child is an important decision. Our assessment process is highly individualized to meet the needs of your child and your family. Over the course of several sessions, we strive to identify and understand your primary concerns and then assess your child’s behavioral, emotional, academic, and cognitive functioning.

 Our comprehensive evaluations provide families and schools with a better understanding of a child’s overall emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as a his or her strengths, needs, and learning style.

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Families and schools request evaluations for various reasons.
Common referral concerns include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Academic Concerns and Learning Disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Executive Functioning and Organization
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Mood-Based Disorders or Emotional Concerns
  • Early Childhood and Developmental Concerns
  • School Placement

Sample Evaluation Process

  • Initially, we meet with your family to better understand your concerns about your child’s behavioral, emotional, and/or academic issues. We also ask questions about your child’s developmental history. You are the expert on your child, and the information you provide is critical and valuable to the evaluation process.
  • During the evaluation process, we assess your child’s development using relevant assessments in a one-to-one setting. Measures may assess areas such as cognitive ability, academic achievement, adaptive skill development, behavioral needs, attention and executive functioning, learning and memory, visuospatial skills, language, and social skills.
  • After completing direct testing, we score, analyze, and interpret all test results. These results are then integrated into a comprehensive report, which also includes relevant background information, developmental history, and input from caregivers/service providers in order to give the most accurate picture of your child. Based on this information, we provide individualized recommendations tailored specifically to your child.
  • Finally, we conduct an interactive feedback session with your family to discuss the evaluation results. During this meeting, we review the written report with the goal of helping you better understand your child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as to equip you with a road map of recommended supports and services to help your child succeed.

Our goal is to create a comprehensive report that describes your child’s strengths and needs, addresses your concerns, and provides a treatment plan to help your child achieve his or her potential at home, school, and in the community.

If you have specific questions or concerns or would like to request an evaluation, please contact us at 205-414-6686 or email us at