A psychoeducational evaluation is an individualized, comprehensive assessment designed to measure cognitive and processing skills, executive functioning skills, academic strengths and weaknesses, as well as visual-motor integration skills.
The psychoeducational 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 an individual’s most efficient way to process and act on information. A written report of findings with individualized recommendations will be reviewed during a post-evaluation meeting. Additional meetings with school administrators or teachers are available upon request. Referrals for medical intervention are provided as needed.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Evaluation
Identification of ADHD is based on the presence of a variety of specific symptoms in the home, school or work environments. Standardized information provided by parents, teacher and clients, in conjunction with a computerized evaluation completed by the client assessing attention, focus, vigilance and impulsivity are the basis for a structured intervention plan.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Evaluation
The Pervasive Developmental Disorder Evaluation is designed to help identify through parent inventories, as well as direct client observation, characteristics consistent with identified spectrum disorders.
Common PDD spectrum disorders include: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome (a part of the autism spectrum), Rett’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder – not otherwise specified (PDDNOS). A comprehensive report of findings with recommendations specific to the client’s needs is provided in order to assist in the development of an effective and relevant educational plan.
Adolescent Behavior Evaluation
The adolescent Behavior Evaluation is designed to assess a cross-section of difficulties relevant to adolescent development.
Areas addressed during the Adolescent Behavior evaluation focus on behaviors associated with Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Use, Eating Disturbances, Post-Traumatic Stress, Academic Challenges, Proneness to Anger/Violence, Self-injurious Behavior Tendencies, or Issues of Self-Concept and Interpersonal Struggles. Results are suitable for aiding in the development of intervention strategies and appropriate referrals.
Parental Stress Evaluation
The Parental Stress Evaluation 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 along with specific recommendations for improvement is provided.