our evaluation goals
We document overall cognitive ability, expressive and receptive language, learning and memory, nonverbal abilities, sensorimotor function, socio/emotional behavior, academic achievement, and “executive functions”. Executive functions are the neurocognitive processes that allow your child to use his or her resources effectively. They include attention, working memory, planning and organization, cognitive flexibility, speed of information processing, and self- regulation.
Beyond “scores,” the evaluation uses norm-referenced performance on formal tests and behavioral questionnaires, clinical observations, clinical interviews, and knowledge of child development and brain-behavior relationships to create a comprehensive picture of your child’s unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
Detailed recommendations are made by examining the match between your child’s individual neuropsychological profile and the developmental expectations surrounding your child. Recommendations will clarify the parenting and teaching strategies that are best suited to your child’s style.