There are a number of reasons why parents and schools request an evaluation for a child’s development, learning styles and emotional and behavioral functioning. Testing can be done to provide diagnostic clarification regarding:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disabilities (i.e., dyslexia, nonverbal, processing, etc.)
- Autism spectrum disorders (Autism, Asperger’s and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS))
- Disruptive behavior problems (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, etc.)
- Mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar)
- Social skills/functioning
- Study skills, organization and executive functioning
- Early childhood and developmental concerns
Upon completion of the testing, extensive time is spent interpreting and explaining the results of the written report, which serves as a guideline for treatment to help members succeed within a variety of settings.
- It can be difficult to know whether or not a child needs an evaluation.
- If you are unsure, an initial Parent Interview and History consultation can be set to assess if evaluation is needed.
- The initial interview fee is applied to the testing fee if testing is recommended.
- Such testing and recommendations can also serve as the basis for requesting special education services and aid in the development of the member’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).