By doing a private psychoeducational assessment, you won’t have to wait for the school district’s Response to Intervention (RTI) process to identify your child should be tested, which can take 2-3 grading periods (50-75% school year). You also won’t have to wait for the understaffed school district’s school psychology department to get around to your child, which can take an additional 60 days. With a private evaluation, you’ll have a full report within 14 days of completion of testing. This means your child doesn’t fall further behind in school.
#2 The Right Support
Unlike the psychoeducational testing done by the school district, our reports are comprehensive. This means you’ll get a detailed report that includes results, explanations, and diagnoses. You’ll also receive recommendations and accommodations so you know exactly what next steps to take.
#3 Optimized Performance
Is your child more alert and focused in the morning or just the opposite? Say your child gets sleepy or has a stomachache during the evaluation. Our psychologists can schedule testing on a day, at a specific time of day, or to stop testing and reschedule the remainder of the testing for another day when your child is more alert, focused, and feeling better. School psychologists don’t have this luxury.
#4 Attention to Detail
Our psychologists are able to take more time assessing your child and analyzing the results. In fact, they’re able to complete a full set of psychological tests (aka a battery of testing) which most local school districts’ school psychologists no longer have the time to do or aren’t trained to administer and interpret (e.g. neuropsychological testing for ADHD).
A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation and report (like ours) is required to get accommodations on high stakes standardized exams (e.g. FSAs, EOCs, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP/IB/Cambridge exams, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, GRE, and professional licensure board examinations).