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

Attention

Executive Functioning

Intelligence

Language

Memory

Motor Coordination

 Visual-Spatial Skills

Academic
Skills

Reading

Writing

Math

Social-Emotional
Functioning

Social Perception

Behavioral Functioning

 

PROCESS

2

Testing Sessions

Typically, two or three testing dates are needed to complete all in-person assessments. Dr. Douglas blocks out the full day, 9am-5pm, for testing, though several shorter sessions are certainly possible, especially for younger children. While Dr. Douglas works with your child, parents/guardians are welcome to wait for their children in the waiting room, or drop them off if they're comfortable. Children can bring a lunch, go out (with you or on their own), or lunch can be ordered for them.

1

Intake Session

Parents sit down and meet with Dr. Douglas, 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 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.

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

CONTACT

Office

104 W. 29th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Tel: (917) 633-9789

Fax: (646) 680-0046

DrSaraDouglas@gmail.com