Psycho-educational evaluations aim to discover an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, identify relevant mental health diagnoses, and make appropriate intervention recommendations. Psycho-educational evaluations can be shared with doctors, schools, employers, and family members. These persons may use such information to make decisions about medication, special education, professional accommodations, etc.
Psycho-educational evaluations are available to children, adolescents, and young adults.
Psycho-educational evaluations start with an intake meeting where we discuss your concerns and determine evaluation needs. Together we make a plan to distribute rating scales and find a time for the testing session. Testing often lasts two to three hours. I will make every effort to complete testing in a single session.
I will collect data on cognitive, academic, social-emotional, behavioral, and personality factors related to learning. I may collect such data through interviews, rating scales, tests, and or consultations. Once I have finished data collection and prepared a written report, we will meet for a feedback session. Together we will review the results and recommendations.
You will get a copy of the written report, which you may share with others at your discretion.
You may request additional consultations. For example, you may ask that I attend your child’s Section 504, Evaluation Team Report, or Individualized Education Plan meetings. You may ask that I communicate the findings to your spouse/partner or other family members. Together we can speak about consultation and discover what’s right for you.
If you think you or a loved one may benefit from a psycho-educational evaluation, give the office a call. I’d be glad to speak with you about your needs and my areas of specialty.