Neuropsychological and Psychoeducational Evaluations
Testing typically covers all areas of cognitive functioning.
When indicated, measures of behavioral and emotional functioning are also included. Due to the varying needs of
each client, I do not have a specific, fixed battery that is used with everyone. Rather, while all of the areas listed
below are touched on, those which are of concern or are most problematic for a particular individual are examined in the greatest
depth. As the testing is tailored to each person’s needs, the battery for a student with reading problems, for
example, will overlap but be somewhat different from the battery given to a student with math or attentional problems.
The battery is also adjusted as the testing progresses and the issues which are most challenging become more apparent.
In this way by the end of the assessment we have the clearest possible view of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses
and can formulate a plan to address the issues which are problematic. For high school aged students the battery of tests selected
includes those which the College Board requires when determining if a student qualifies for accommodations on tests such as
the PSAT and SAT.
- Academic skills
- Executive functions (the ability to reflect on, initiate, evaluate, and regulate thinking and behavior
- Learning and memory
- Auditory skills
- Visual-spatial skills
- Fine-motor coordination
- Emotional functioning (when indicated)
Consulation is available to parents and professional regarding
for interventions for learning and attention issues
management and modification
- Implementing learning and attention
strategies within the classroom
- Preparing for school meetings
and interactions with teachers
- Meeting with teachers and parents to explain needs and recommendations
- Attending IEP meetings
This is an assessment and consultation practice. Recommendations
are provided for identified problems and referrals are made to appropriate clinicians (e.g. therapists, tutors, speech/language
services, etc.) as needed.