My primary goal is to help my clients understand the problems that led them to contact me. Through a comprehensive neuropsychological, psychological, or gender evaluation, I will create a plan to help better understand yourself, maximize your strengths, and succeed in your relationships and academic experiences.
» Making an Appointment – After contacting me by phone or email, we will likely have a brief phone conversation to discuss you or your child’s needs, as well as to develop a tentative plan of action.
» Clinical Interview – A clinical interview is an important part of the assessment process; this allows me to more fully understand the data derived from testing and provide you with a more meaningful interpretation of the testing results. This often includes a semi-structured interview process where I gather information from you about your life and various experiences.
» Tests & Measures – Depending on the clinical issue and reason for referral for assessment, the evaluation process may take several hours. Testing is often completed over the course of two or more meetings, depending on the clinical issue and individual; however, for some clients and certain issues, testing can be completed in one session. Sometimes additional testing is required, depending on the purpose of the evaluation, in order to provide the most thorough and accurate assessment as possible for you or your child.
» Report – The evaluation report is typically completed within four weeks after the final testing session; this will allow me time to score the testing measures, speak with collateral contacts (such as a primary care doctor, psychiatrist, or school personnel such as teachers and guidance counselors), and identify any areas where additional assessment might be useful in clarifying the reason for the assessment. While the report will involve analysis and review of highly technical information, my goal is to provide you with a report that does not rely on technical jargon and is written in plain language. Test findings will be placed in a context that makes them easy to understand, and recommendations will be clear and specific. My goal is to provide clients with a report that helps them access the supports needed for academic success, as well as go forward in addressing any concerns related to personal growth and development.
» Feedback – In addition, a feedback session is also an important part of the assessment process. This meeting is where I will review not only the test results and recommendations, but also review any concerns and questions you might have regarding the assessment and report.