NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

Neuropsychological evaluations can be an essential part of a student's academic experience. There are many reasons why an evaluation may be important. Please feel free to contact Dr. Douglas and discuss if an evaluation is appropriate.

WHAT'S ASSESSED

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive
Abilities

Attention

Executive Functioning

Intelligence

Language

Memory

Motor Coordination

 Visual-Spatial Skills

Academic Skills

Academic
Skills

Reading

Writing

Math

Social-Emotional Behavioral functioning

Social-Emotional
Functioning

Social Perception

Behavioral Functioning

 

PROCESS

2

Testing Sessions

Typically, two testing dates are needed to complete all in-person assessments. Dr. Douglas blocks out the full day for testing, though several shorter sessions are certainly possible, especially for younger children. While Dr. Douglas works with your child, parents/guardians  wait for their children in a private office, or drop them off if they're comfortable and the children are old enough. Children can bring food or go out to lunch (with an adult or on their own).

1

Intake Session

Parents meet with Dr. Douglas (generally via Zoom), without their child, to discuss their concerns, questions, and what they are looking to get out of the evaluation. This background helps Dr. Douglas understand the circumstances that have led to an evaluation. 

3

Feedback Session

About two weeks after all evaluation data are collected, a feedback session is held where Dr. Douglas goes over all testing results, including recommendations and suggested next steps. This meeting (also generally via Zoom) is just for the parents. Depending on their age, Dr. Douglas also requests to meet with the child for a "kid-friendly" version of the feedback session. Having children understand their own areas of strength and where support is needed can be incredibly helpful and empowering.

Process
Process
Process

4

Report

About one week after the feedback session, Dr. Douglas will send parents the completed report. At that point, the document is yours to distribute as you wish (i.e., to the school).

 
 

BRAIN FUNCTIONALITIES

Brain functioning