HOW CAN AN EVALUATION HELP?
A neuropsychological evaluation can help to answer the "Why" and "How"
questions that are on your mind.
Thoughtful and targeted assessment can help to uncover what's driving the difficulties your child or teen is experiencing. This is such a critical step in determining which interventions are best suited for your child or teen. A comprehensive evaluation often involves assessment of:
- Problem Solving Skills
- Processing Speed
- Attention & Executive Functioning
- Academic Skills
- Language Abilities
- Social, Emotional, & Behavioral Wellbeing
In addition to identifying broader factors like interfering social, emotional, or behavioral concerns, a neuropsychological evaluation can aid in specifying the presence of:
- Learning Disabilities (like dyslexia)
- Language Disorders
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Other Neurodevelopmental Conditions
Once you can name it, you can face it ...with the right tools & knowledge!
There are a lot of treatment options out there, some of which are based on solid scientific evidence, and some that are not! I see it as part of my role to support parents in becoming well-educated consumers, by recommending interventions that have strong research support in enhancing your child's success based on their particular profile.
Last but certainly not least, we all have personal areas of strength and challenge. I view the identification of areas of personal strength as a crucial step in the evaluation process. One important goal as we progress through childhood and into adulthood is to learn how to play to our strengths, while compensating for areas of relative challenge. Understanding our strengths can not only aid in enhancing self-esteem and resiliency, but also help to offset areas of risk.
Evaluation rates vary based on the individual needs of each client. During the (free) initial fifteen minute phone intake, I'll gather information and then provide an estimate of the total cost.
I do not take insurance; however, if you decide you'd like to independently explore your out-of-network insurance benefits and find that portions (or all) of the evaluation may be covered, I am happy to provide documentation upon request to support your insurance submission.