I offer a free 15-minute consultation to discuss your assessment questions and what assessment plan might fit your needs.
Defining the problem accurately is the first step to intervening effectively. It can be hard to know what to do without a clear picture of the problem. That is where a detailed assessment and intervention plan can save hours of guesswork and false starts to make sure that you are directing resources appropriately. Assessment services can be targeted and specific, or more comprehensive and offering a wide-angle view.
After hours of supporting your child’s online learning during Covid-19, are you wondering if they are having problems with learning? With attention? Or you just aren’t sure but certain that something is not clicking the way it should be? We can talk about that and we can get more information, so you aren’t fumbling in the dark trying to figure out how to help your child. Assessments for school-age through high school-age students are usually more comprehensive in nature and obtain multiple viewpoints to more accurately zero in on identifying the problem.
Maybe you have concerns about your own capacity to attend, to manage your behavior and emotions, or feel that the level of anxious or depressive thinking is getting in the way? Maybe you are a young adult who was diagnosed with learning, attention or emotional problems in childhood and feel like you need to revisit these issues now that you are older. Assessments for adults tend to be more focused on questions like do I have undiagnosed ADHD? Am I depressed? Do I have an anxiety disorder? There is no need to wonder about these things when we have the tools to construct a plan of support and action based on a clear understanding of the problem.
Types of assessments offered:
- psychoeducational evaluations for learning, emotional, behavioral and attention concerns for school-age through adolescents.
- Reevaluation of previously diagnosed learning, emotional or attention problems to use in college or graduate school planning and accommodations for college-age through young adults.
- Assessment/diagnosis of ADHD, detailed executive functioning analysis, and personalized goal setting plan to be used in therapy or coaching.
What about assessment during Covid-19?
These times require a certain amount of flexibility and adaptability. Client health and safety is of course, the most important guiding principle. Some assessments can be easily conducted remotely, such as online ratings, and completing interviews and self-report assessments in a one-on-one video format. Some cognitive, processing, and academic testing can be modified for administration in a remote setting. Equivalency studies of in person testing compared to remote testing suggest that the results are comparable and that remote assessment produces valid results; though it is important to keep in mind that most tests were not designed and normed to be administered remotely. It is important to carefully weigh the options and determine the best course of action in your particular situation; whether that is to proceed with remote testing, wait until in-person testing becomes safer and more feasible, or to engage a hybrid model of the two.
I will be conducting remote assessments only through July 2021.