The goal of an evaluation is to intervene as soon as possible with any individual who is struggling to achieve. Some students have been evaluated for learning differences by a professional prior to contacting our clinic. If a student has not had an evaluation to determine deficits and strengths our clinic offers this service. Accurate identification of deficit areas and documentation of an individual’s strengths provides a helpful guide for effective treatment.
It is important to document where a child is currently functioning in terms of reading, spelling, writing and mathematics. Determining a baseline allows us as clinicians to clearly outline the appropriate intervention for each individual. It also gives the parents and student important information about his/her achievement potential and specific deficits which may be preventing access to that potential. Consistent progress monitoring of a student’s response to intervention is continual ensuring the student is making progress and overcoming their struggle.
We have made every effort to streamline our evaluations using the most valid and predictive standardized measures. If there is a need for a more in-depth evaluation by a clinical psychologist to determine the presence of ADH/D or other related disorders we will provide the names of reputable and highly experienced therapists. Our clinic is not in the business of “testing to treat”. It is more common for us to “treat and test” meaning that an individual’s response to treatment provides a working knowledge of areas of concern that may be preventing adequate response. Providing an adequate opportunity to learn and knowing the integrity of the intervention provided by our clinic we can reliably determine if further testing and evaluation is indicated.