4. Formal Assessment
Depending on the Clinician’s recommendations and department requirements, your child may be evaluated across a wide range of behavioral, language, motor, psychosocial, and/or developmental areas. Assessment time varies depending on the needs of your child, and the measures to be administered. All assessments are administered by qualified Clinicians who understand the importance of standardized data, as well as the individuality of your child. Usually, assessments also include parent and teacher questionnaires that provide additional data not directly observed during appointments.
Once all measures are completed, the Clinician can analyze the data and identify your child’s level of functioning across relevant areas. A formal report is provided to the parent following a Feedback Session with the parents reviewing findings and diagnostic information, as relevant. Reports not only specify the child’s strengths and weaknesses across skills and abilities, but also outline recommended clinical goals and interventions.