How can an neuropsychological/psychoeducational assessment help?

What concerns can be addressed by an assessment?



How does the process work?

1. Optional 15 min Phone Call.  Should you wish, I am happy to talk to you about the assessment process and answer any initial questions you may have.

2. Initial Consultation.  Assessments begin with a 90 min consultation with parents or adult patients (video or in-person).  I will do a comprehensive clinical interview and then recommend an assessment personalized to your child's/your unique needs.  At this point, you would decide if you want to proceed with the assessment (steps 3-7 below).  

3. Questionnaires.  Your child, parents, and teachers complete complete questionnaires so we can obtain standardized data about how your child functions relative to his or her peers.

4. School Observation/Collateral Calls.  Depending on the age of the patient and clinical appropriateness, I may do a school observation or talk to relevant team members (e.g., psychiatrists, therapists).

5. Testing & Child Interview.  I conduct in-person testing and a child interview (if appropriate).  All testing is usually completed over the course of up to two days.  Testing must occur in the mornings/early afternoons to get an accurate assessment.  I test on weekdays. 

6. Feedback Meeting.  Once all of the above are completed, I will meet (video or in-person) with parents to review findings and provide written, detailed recommendations so that you can immediately implement an individualized treatment plan.  I will also meet with adolescents to provide a shorter summary of the results.

7. Detailed Written Report.  I will send a detailed written report with the data needed for documentation as well as explanations for parents/patients to understand assessment results.  A shorter overview document is also provided listing strengths and weaknesses.  

8. Optional Follow-Up Services.  I can also provide a number of optional follow-up services.  This may include attending IEP meetings, additional meetings to address follow-up concerns/process results further, and providing therapy. 

*If you would like to proceed, please begin here.*

What are the different types of assessments?

Learning disability assessments

ADHD assessments

Integrated neuropsychological assessments

Intellectual assessments

Individualized assessments of executive functioning, memory, processing speed, learning

Assessments of functioning associated with neurodevelopmental, neurological, cardiovascular, genetic disorders, or concussions.

My expertise

I am highly trained in developmental cognitive and affective neuropsychology, meaning I am skilled not only in recognizing attentional and learning difficulties throughout development, but also in distinguishing them from the commonly co-occurring feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness. I am well-versed in the latest research and will incorporate this into your personalized treatment recommendations.