Academic or Psychoeducational Evaluations
When there are academic difficulties, this type of evaluation usually involves a variety of tasks that provide a thorough overview of cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses. Results allow us to determine accurate diagnoses, recommend appropriate treatments, and provide test results promoting appropriate accommodations for the classroom.
Comprehensive evaluation assesses the link between an athlete's brain and how they think, learn, behave and process information. This evaluation can help define why an athlete is having trouble at home, in school or in their sport. We can also investigate their pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and how they learn best and then track changes or progress over time.
ADHD and ASD Testing
An evaluation of attentional capacity or autism spectrum/social communication challenges. This evaluation includes a comprehensive clinical interview, school observation, attention and executive functioning measures. Specific to autism testing, we implement standardized observational tests that allow social communication challenges and behaviors.
Performed using questionnaires, rating scales, and clinical interview when there is a need for symptom or diagnostic clarification or to learn more about an athlete's personality, emotional and behavioral functioning.
Here are common reasons for recommending Neuropsychological Testing:
Repeated attention or focus breakdowns, trouble learning and or processing information, frequent forgetfulness, behavioral, developmental, emotional, or social challenges. Difficulty with retaining content, both at home or academic, sport settings. It is often helpful to understand brain behavior functioning post injury (concussion) or medical conditions (chronic pain) that may negatively impact functioning which may require accommodations and interventions.
All evaluations include:
- Comprehensive interview process and information gathering (parents/caregivers included)
- In-person psychological testing
- Review of medical and/or educational records
- Analysis, formulation and written report with recommendations
- Follow up/Feedback session with the client and/or with parents if client is a minor.