If you are pursuing assessment for yourself or your child, then the next step would be for us to discuss the nature of your concerns. I would then develop a specific assessment plan in order to thoroughly evaluate the issue(s).
Once I understand your question(s), I will provide you with a detailed evaluation/consultation plan, a cost quote, and propose specific dates for the assessment services. At that point, you can decide whether or not this seems like the right direction and if you want to book appointments for the evaluation or consultation.
Talk to your child about getting additional information to assist them in their unique learning style. Try not to use the terms “tests” or “testing”, as those concepts typically cause anxiety. We will schedule a time for their assessments that are at their optimal times. Make sure they have plenty of rest the night before and are hydrated and ate a healthy meal prior. You may wish to pack a nutritious snack or water as well.
- Current and historical report cards
- Standardized state testing (CAASP, CAPA)
- Any prior assessment reports
- Current and previous IEP, IFSP, ITP
- Learning Disabilities
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Executive Functioning issues
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Consultation for behavioral concerns, anxiety, adjustment, multisensory interventions
- School Phobia/Anxiety
- Gifted Testing/Advocacy/Support
- Kindergarten Readiness
- Identifying Intellectual Disabilities (using cognitive and adaptive skills assessments)
- Legal compliance consultation
After the assessments, we will schedule a conference to discuss the results of the evaluation. This appointment is for parents (not students) and is typically 1 to 1.5 hours in length. At that time you should have a clear understanding of the issues at hand, as well as a plan to address any concerns. A final report is delivered approximately two weeks after assessments.
You are always welcome to keep me updated through voicemail or email after our meetings.