If you want to understand why your child is experiencing learning difficulties and what you can do to help your child, you should explore the possibility of having your child evaluated by Dr. Smith.
As part of the evaluation, your child will participate in two four-hour testing sesssions with Dr. Smith. In most cases, a child’s testing sessions are scheduled on Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday of the same week. If your child is in elementary school, your child’s testing sessions will most likely be scheduled in the morning (8:00 am to 12:00 pm). If your child is in middle school or high school, your child’s testing sessions will most likely be scheduled in the afternoon (12:30 pm to 4:30 pm).
During the testing sessions, Dr. Smith will administer a series of cognitive ability tests (e.g., WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV), cognitive processing tests (e.g., WRAML3, CTOPP-2, TOC), and academic achievement tests (e.g., WIAT-4, WJ-IV, TOWRE-2, GORT-5). Dr. Smith will also administer a series of tests (e.g., CPT 3, TEA-Ch2) and rating scales (BRIEF2, Conners 3) related to attention and executive function, when appropriate. The test battery will be personalized based on your child’s unique situation and your specific concerns about your child.
During the week following the week of testing, Dr. Smith will meet with you to discuss the results of your child’s evaluation. Dr. Smith will review your child’s test results with you, will explain how those results relate to your child’s academic struggles, and will provide you with specific recommendations to help your child reach his or her full academic potential.
A few weeks after the parent conference, Dr. Smith will provide you with a written report that summarizes relevant background information about your child, your child’s test results, and her recommendations. The report will be approximately twenty-five pages in length.