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Evaluations for ADHD
Comprehensive evaluations include an IQ test, academic testing, along with teacher, parent, and student input, when applicable. The IQ test provides information about how the individual learns along with how he/she does on tasks involving working memory and processing speed, areas which are often difficult for those with attention problems. The academic testing shows how the student does on both timed and non-timed tasks, and is a way to rule out any underlying learning disabilities. The evaluation comes with a report detailing the results and providing interventions to assist the individual at home and at school.
Comprehensive evaluations include an IQ test, academic testing, and cognitive process testing. Evaluations may rule out a learning disability, or may yield a diagnosis of dyslexia (reading disability), dysgraphia (writing disability), or dyscalculia (math disability). The evaluation comes with a report detailing the results and providing interventions to address the academic deficits.
An IQ test is given to determine possible eligibility for the Gifted program.
Behavioral Intervention Plans
After the examiner has had the opportunity to observe the child at school and/or in the home, a plan is created. Parent input is also gathered during an in-office consultation. A specific plan is created which details strategies that parents and/or teachers can use to address the behavioral issues with the ultimate goal of creating more happiness and success in all settings.
Observations are done in the home setting, during times when difficulties may arise such as getting ready for school, getting ready for bed, mealtimes, or unstructured play time. These observations help the examiner determine the triggers for the misbehaviors and how the current environment may be inadvertently contributing to them. Observations help the examiner in the creation of the behavioral plan.
Behavioral Issues In-School/Daycare
Observations of the child are done in the school or daycare setting to assist in determining the function or triggers of the misbehaviors and to help formulate a plan to address them.
In-Home/In-Daycare Toilet Training
Intensive, one-day toilet training program is implemented with both typically developing and non-typically developing children. Parents are trained on how to implement the program as well so they can continue to use its strategies, if necessary.
Evaluations are conducted to determine the need for additional time or other accommodations on high-stakes testing. The report can be submitted to the school guidance counselor for accommodations in school, and for older students, the report can be submitted for accommodations on the college entrance and graduate school entrance exams.