The Evaluation Process

STEP 1: PARENT INTERVIEW

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Dr. Solomon will meet with the child’s parent(s) to discuss the current concerns and reasons for evaluation. She will gather information about the child’s academic, medical, and developmental history, and learn about any social, emotional, or behavioral concerns and history. This will provide a better understanding of the nature of the concerns and assist the evaluator in deciding which tests should be administered.

STEP 2: DESIGN ASSESSMENT

Dr. Solomon designs at battery of tests to address concerns and to assist with intervention. Below are the different areas that may be measured and time frame needed:

  • Intellectual Testing

  • Academic Achievement

  • Visual Motor Integration and Graphomotor Function

  • Information Processing Tests – These tests measure Memory Language, Attention, Auditory/Visual Processing, Executive Functions

  • Questionnaires and Behavior Rating Scales

  • Tests of Adaptive Behavior

  • Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (if appropriate)

  • Neuropsychological testing

STEP 3: TESTING SESSIONS ARE CONDUCTED

One or more testing sessions will occur that last approximately two hours in time. The number of sessions depends on the extent of testing that needs to be completed. For children, sessions are typically shorter in duration. Testing sessions are scheduled to accommodate an individual’s attention, work pace, and need for breaks.

STEP 4: SCORING, INTERPRETATION AND WRITTEN REPORT

Dr. Solomon will score all the tests, review performance and observations, analyze the results, and integrate all the data into a written report.

STEP 5: FEEDBACK SESSION WITH PARENTS/CAREGIVERS

During the feedback session, results are reviewed. The child's strengths and weaknesses are discussed, and recommendations are tailored to address the child's specific difficulties