A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive testing process that identifies the reasons a child may be struggling in school. This type of evaluation provides an in-depth look at an individual’s capacity to learn, current academic functioning, processes necessary for learning, and social and emotional functioning. Based on the results, specific diagnoses such as Learning Disabilities or ADHD may be identified, and recommendations for intervention are generated.
Occupational Therapy Evaluation
During an occupational therapy evaluation, standardized testing and clinical observations are combined to evaluate a range of gross motor skills and core muscle control, fine motor skills including handwriting, cognitive and visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing. Parent and teacher concerns are combined with the testing results to guide treatment goals. Specific recommendations are devised to help each child thrive within their home, school,
and social environments.
Speech and Language Evaluation
The speech and language evaluation process begins with a comprehensive analysis of the child’s development. Formal and informal assessments may be conducted in the areas of receptive language (understanding spoken language), expressive language (speaking and communicating), pragmatic language (proper use of language), articulation, voice and fluency, and the oral peripheral speech mechanism. Based upon the evaluation, specific recommendations are made and therapeutic goals are established to improve the child’s speech and language skills.