A comprehensive evaluation is initiated by understanding the concerns of the individual and his/her family, teachers and anyone else involved with the individual. A thorough history is then obtained. With this information, an evaluation is completed based on the presenting needs of the individual.
Areas to be assessed may include:
- Expressive verbal language
- Receptive verbal language
- Speech production
- Skills that make up an effective reading profile
- Working memory
- Executive Functioning
The evaluation typically takes about 3 hours to complete but may vary depending on the needs of the individual. It is typically completed in one visit, but may be completed across two visits, if needed. Once the evaluation is complete, a feedback session is held to explain the results to the individual and his/her caregiver. A written report is provided that includes the assessment details, outlining a profile of strengths and weaknesses. This report also includes recommendations for the family, as well as the individual’s academic program.