In many cases, a teacher reports difficulty in school, a child is frustrated with and avoids homework, or a parent notices a child struggling learning new information or sustaining attention. Our highly trained professionals look to multiple sources to determine if there is a diagnosis at the root of these challenges. We gather information from parents, teachers, and students based on the referral concerns and administer tests to assess intellectual abilities, academic achievement, cognitive processes, attention, executive functioning, memory, language, visual-perceptual skills, fine motor skills, visual-motor skills, and social-emotional functioning to determine the appropriate diagnosis.
Based on the findings from the evaluation, our psychologists help design accommodations and services that are appropriate for school and for addressing issues that occur at home. For children and adolescents, evaluations can be used to document a student’s individual learning profile of strengths and weaknesses, which can be used by schools to assist with special education programming (IEP and 504 planning) and to determine an individual’s need for other types of support. For adolescents, college, and adult students, our evaluations are based on Georgia Board of Regents guidelines that can be used to apply for accommodations on high stakes tests (SAT/ACT/GRE/MCAT/LSAT) as well as accommodations in pre-college, college and post-baccalaureate programs.
We also offer neuropsychological assessment by a trained pediatric neuropsychologist, who is professional within the field of psychology with special expertise in the applied science of brain-behavior relationships. This type of assessment focuses on neurological, medical, and neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as other cognitive and learning disorders.