Assessments are designed to answer specific questions and provide useful recommendations to support your child’s, academic, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. The goal of an assessment may be to determine whether a child has a learning disability or an underlying academic problem that may require remediation or supportive classroom accommodations.
Assessments begin with a parent meeting during which we will discuss your concerns and observations about your child’s intellectual, academic, and emotional functioning. The main objective of this initial session is to determine if testing is necessary and appropriate for your child and to outline specific goals for the assessment.
- Comprehensive assessment measuring the child’s general intellectual abilities and his or her academic achievement.
- Assessment of other areas of concern that have been identified through either parent interviews or assessment data. These areas may include speech and language, occupational therapy, physical therapy or students exhibiting characteristics of ADHD.
- Parents often find it helpful to have their child observed in the classroom setting. Classroom observations can be helpful in providing information about how the student functions in school academically, behaviorally, and socially. Observations can be done as part of a comprehensive assessment or independently, depending on the nature of the parents’ concerns.