With our expert team of licensed psychologists, nationally certified school psychologists, and Educational Specialists, reports are written to include clinical diagnoses and recommendations as well as IDEA guidelines set forth for special education disability evaluations and 504 eligibility criteria, when appropriate.
Our comprehensive evaluations are tailored to the specific needs of the individual and can be very helpful to gain a more complete picture of one's strengths and weaknesses.
All evaluations begin with an intake interview covering medical, developmental, educational, and social history helping to determine the best course of action to move forward. A complete evaluation plan will be presented following your intake interview. Our goal is to help you feel informed and comfortable with the evaluation process from start to finish.
We also help college students who are struggling with learning challenges by providing comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for accommodations available on their school campuses.
We start this process with a parent intake appointment and proposed assessment plan.
Only when you feel completely comfortable with the process will we move forward with scheduling testing sessions and/or observations.
All comprehensive evaluations conclude with a feedback session followed by a comprehensive report and recommendations.
A private gifted assessment allows for individualized attention, as many breaks as your child needs, and the ability of the evaluator to be sure your child understands tasks before proceeding. Additionally, we always test in all three areas of state-mandated assessment: Nonverbal, Verbal, and Quantitative, and our tests also yield Full-Scale IQ scores.
This is typically different from the group-administered paper-pencil or computer test given within local schools. There is no guarantee that private testing will yield higher scores; however, you can be assured with a 1:1 testing environment, the best estimate of your child's ability will be gathered.
Gifted testing is conducted by state-certified school psychologists with extensive experience. We have experience and expertise working and assessing children for gifted eligibility using only the most up to date state-approved tests.
We understand that all children are unique and children perform their best when they are not stressed or in a high-pressure environment. Testing can be completed with individuals ages three and up.
Arizona law requires that all public school districts must both identify gifted learners and provide appropriate educational programs and services for gifted learners. (from Arizona Department of Education). Our practice uses state approved tests and will choose the most appropriate measure for your child’s unique situation.
ADHD is a mental health and medical condition. We conduct a full and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation in conjunction with using specific rating scales and directly measuring auditory, visual, and shifting attention skills.
Our comprehensive approach to ADHD evaluations will be uniquely tailored to your child and will provide you with recommendations and accommodations for help at home and at school.
A learning disability can sometimes be tricky to pinpoint and may be the cause of endless frustration on the part of you and your child.
If you notice it takes them longer to complete homework than it should, or it seems even after repetition of the same concept they seem confused or tend to forget what they have just learned, an evaluation may be helpful.
We believe that children do well when they can, which means if they are not doing well, we need to figure out the "why." Comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations can be very helpful to gain a more complete picture of your child's strengths and weaknesses.
This type of evaluation is available through your district at no cost to you. However, caseloads of school psychologists are large and sometimes your child may not receive the specialized evaluation they need to truly help them.
Twice exceptional, commonly referred to as 2e, are individuals who are gifted and present with learning difficulties or other disabilities such as (but not limited to) ADHD, Tourette's, ASD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Emotional Disabilities.
Identification of all of your child's strengths and needs is integral in understanding your whole child. It is important that if you suspect your child is 2e, that you have them evaluated by a clinician who is familiar with assessing this population of students.
Our comprehensive 2E assessments will help to identify your child’s needs including areas where they need support and resources for difficulties as well as their strengths.
Our Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) meet state and local guidelines and take the next step by ensuring the report also meets local education agency requirements (district guidelines).
We have access to a wide range of experts in the areas of Speech and Language and Behavioral support thereby allowing for a comprehensive assessment to be conducted.
Independent Educational Evaluations can be requested through your district if the district has already completed an evaluation and you do not agree with the findings, or if you feel they have not adequately addressed or assessed your areas of concern.