The Evaluation Process
STEP 1: PARENT INTERVIEW
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:
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)
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