Evaluations

Psychoeducational Evaluations

A Psychoeducational Evaluation is a comprehensive psychological and educational assessment designed to measure cognitive and processing skills, executive functioning, academic achievement and visual-motor integration strengths and weaknesses.

The psychoeducational evaluative process is tailored to the needs of the individual client. Highly specialized, individually administered tests designed to pinpoint academic strengths as well as potential areas of weakness, provide valuable data needed to maximize a student’s academic potential. This thorough evaluation identifies a student’s most efficient way to process and act on information. A written report of findings with individualized recommendations for remediation of learning, behavioral or attention issues is reviewed at a post-evaluation meeting. Additional meetings with school administration or teachers are available upon request.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Evaluation

Identification of ADHD is based on the presence of a variety of specific symptoms in both the home and school environments. Standardized information provided by both parents and teachers, in conjunction with a computerized evaluation completed by the client assessing attention, focus, vigilance and impulsivity, are the basis of diagnosis.

Current Research suggest that ADHD (with or without hyperactivity) is likely the result of an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain. The imbalance of neurotransmitters may manifest itself in an inability to distinguish between important and unimportant stimuli within the environment. The ability to filter some stimuli out while focusing on other stimuli is critical for academic success. A comprehensive summary of all findings is provided including, if needed, an explanation of all treatment options as well as recommendations for effective symptom management.

Pervasive Developmental Disorder Evaluation

The Pervasive Developmental Disorder Evaluation is designed to identify through parent interview and inventories as well as direct client observation, characteristics consistent with identified spectrum disorders.

Common PDD spectrum disorders include: Autism, Aspergers Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, Rett’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Development Disorder, not otherwise specified (PDDNOS). A comprehensive report of findings with recommendations specific to the client needs is provided in order to develop an effective and relevant educational plan.

Adolescent Behavior Evaluation

The Adolescent Behavior Evaluation is designed to assess a cross section of psychological difficulties relevant to adolescent adjustment.

Areas addressed during the Adolescent Behavior Evaluation focus on symptoms associated with Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Substance Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as Eating Disturbances, Academic Problems, Anger/Violence Proneness, Issues of Self-Concept, Interpersonal Problems and Self-Injurious Behavior Tendencies. Results of the evaluation are suitable for aiding in the development of effective intervention strategies, referrals and treatment plans.

ESOL Evaluation

English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) brings to the academic environment unique challenges associated with multilingual verbal ability.

The development of expressive and receptive language skills for non-native English language speakers if often not reflective of academic language development. ESOL assessments allow a student’s entire language repertoire to be considered as well as their individual processing abilities. Multilingual verbal ability evaluations are available in 15 languages and are administered in both English and the student’s native language to distinguish areas of cognitive/processing weaknesses rather than language based deficits.

Parental Stress Evaluation

The Parental Stress Evaluation focuses on the identification of stressful parent-child systems. It is designed to help reduce the frequency and intensity of specific stressors that may lead to dysfunctional parenting.

No single set of parenting skills are best for facilitating the development of children. Successful parents use a wide variety of management strategies. A comprehensive written evaluation summary outlining strengths and weaknesses within the parent-child relationship and specific recommendations for improvement is provided. Evaluation results are useful in the development of on-going parenting strategies and are suitable for presentation in decisions related to parental visitation and/or custody agreements.

Employee Development Evaluation

The Employee Development Evaluation is designed to help employers better understand their employee’s personality, work style and work ethic.

Employee Development Evaluation profile reports are provided for employers and employees to help facilitate the most productive, efficient and effective work environment.