I understand that the decision to have your child evaluated is an important one. Accordingly, choosing a provider to complete this evaluation is an important one as well. I pride myself in keeping up-to-date with the latest available psychological tests and research. My evaluations are very comprehensive and individualized and as a result, testing is not done in a rushed manner. I strongly believe that meeting the child over several occasions gives us a better understanding of their behavioral, emotional, academic and cognitive functioning.
It can take up to five (5+) hours of direct assessment. We are committed to providing accurate assessment, appropriate diagnoses and effective treatment to the children and families we serve.
There are a number of reasons parents and schools request an evaluation for a child. My comprehensive evaluations will be helpful in answering questions regarding your child’s overall developmental profile and learning styles (including strengths and weaknesses), as well as emotional and behavioral functioning. Common referral reasons are to provide diagnostic clarification regarding:
Autism Spectrum Disorders ( including ADOS-2)
Disruptive Behavior Problems (Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, etc.)
Behavioral Disorders (anger, irritability, noncompliance)
Mood Disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder)
Other Social-emotional concerns
Please contact us directly if you are uncertain whether your questions fall under one of these categories.
Below is a breakdown and steps of what the evaluation typically entails (may vary due to each child's individual needs).
Christopher Klein, PhD, NCSP
Testing is provided for Children 2 to 21 years old. Adult testing is on a case by case basis.