Evaluation Process and
Depending on the time of year,
it typically takes 3 to 4 weeks to schedule an evaluation. If it is not
one of the busier times (e.g., April, May and June), an evaluation can
often be scheduled within 2 weeks.
involves the following:
- Initial phone conference to discuss
your specific concerns about your child and what you hope to achieve
through a learning evaluation
- Analysis of prior testing. This also
includes reviewing grades and current teacher concerns
- Assessment of your child. The amount
of time needed varies. There are several different levels of
evaluations, each of which involve a different time line:
- For a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation,
testing takes approximately 6 hours (4 hours for children in early
school). The evaluation takes place over two separate mornings in order
to get the optimal performance from your child. Several short breaks
are given during the morning.
- For a cognitive battery only, the evaluation
takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours and is completed in one morning.
- An academic evaluation only takes
approximately 3-4 hours. Testing usually can be done in one day, with a
break provided for lunch.
- Conference to discuss the test findings and
recommendations. This can take place in our office or at school
with your child's teacher(s) or relevant personnel present. We review
your child's specific learning strengths and weaknesses, including the
Learning Profile we've developed, and "next step" recommendations are
conference typically takes place within 7 days following the
- Comprehensive narrative report is
provided to the parents, who then determine those people with whom they
would like to share the report. This might be a tutor, learning
specialist or classroom teacher. This report is typically provided
within 3-4 weeks
of the parent conference.
are just so relieved to
finally understand what we can do"
-- Parent, Mountain
View High School