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Why Get an Evaluation?

Determine if a concern warrants more attention.

If you’re concerned about your child, evaluations or screenings help determine how serious a problem is.  If your child does not receive a clinical diagnosis as a result of evaluation, our specialists will offer coaching and strategies to manage any behavioral or educational concerns you have about your child.  

Devise an action plan that will deliver results for your child.

What kind of help is the right help for your child? Without an evaluation, you risk spending time and money on professional help that doesn’t address your child’s core issues.  A child who is struggling in school, for example, will have limited success with tutoring if the roots of the problem include undiagnosed inattention and/or anxiety issues.   Conversely, if a child’s difficulties in school stem from undiagnosed learning-language disabilities, he will have limited success working with a psychologist on anxiety and inattention.  
By finding out the roots of your child’s problem, you’ll be able to move forward with a plan that has the best chance of success.  

Qualify for special accommodations.

Our independent evaluations are a first step to help you in your efforts to qualify for services or accommodations at your child’s school.  

Qualify for private school admissions

Some private schools require an updated evaluation for learning challenges.  Other private schools require IQ testing.  

Evaluate progress on an ongoing basis.

For chronic problems like autism spectrum disorders or ADHD, families often have their child evaluated every one to three years to assess progress and update their action plan.