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DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Mrs. Fleming-Thomas provides diagnostic evaluations which include comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD evaluations for individuals 16 years old and up.

 

Such diagnostic evaluations provide a comprehensive assessment of an individual's functioning in areas that can impact learning, academic success,  and overall functioning. The areas typically assessed are academic achievement, cognitive processing abilities, executive functioning skills, psychosocial adjustment, and emotional/behavioral factors.  Additionally, components such as memory, language, processing speed, and visual-perceptual skills are assessed as well. 

The outcome of such evaluations serves to: clarify a diagnosis, when applicable, provide a profile of relative strengths and weaknesses, inform specific recommendations and guide the process of academic support and accommodations as well as a treatment plan which provides concrete steps of action and solutions to help an individual move forward.

Please Note: This  clinic does not provide evaluations for most legal matters such as custody or divorce disputes, criminal matters, SSD claims, immigration hardship, employee selection, character fitness, TCLEOS evals or military-related evaluations. 

OVERVIEW

  • Evaluations can aid in identifying individual patterns of strengths and weakness, the presence of a specific learning disability, giftedness, executive functioning issues, and emotional behavioral concerns. 

  • They can inform recommendations that will lead to greater academic, personal or career-related success.

  • They can also help an individual determine college majors based on skills, aptitude, and interests.

  • An evaluation may help to determine any areas of improvement or decompensation since the previous testing.

  • The evaluation may be submitted as documentation to support an individual's need for academic accommodations (e.g., extended time on standardized tests) based on what is reasonable and appropriate given the test findings. 

  • The evaluation, which takes approximately 3-6 hours, will include administration of the following: intellectual/cognitive assessment, academic achievement assessment, tests of executive functioning abilities and neurological functioning, emotional/behavioral and personality assessment, assessment of learning styles and skills, followed by an in-depth clinical interview, review of personal history and review of previous testing and documentation.

  • The information will then be summarized to determine patterns of individual strengths and weaknesses, formulate a diagnostic impression, and provide customized recommendations based on the findings from the testing. This will all be summarized in a comprehensive and detailed report delivered via PDF format.

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  • Fees can vary as each assessment is tailored to your unique needs and testing batteries can sometimes be customizable. Please contact the office for further information. If you are experiencing significant financial hardship, special arrangements may be considered.

  • Insurance is not accepted for such evaluation; however, an itemized receipt may be furnished upon your request.

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  • Expedited report completion is available (report completion within 72 hours of the day of testing) for an extra charge. Standard report completion time is typically 1-2 weeks from the date of testing.   

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  • A one-hour consultation (or feedback session) is included with this service and is highly recommended to discuss findings and recommendations.  This can be done in person, by phone conference, or by video conference. 

  • Evaluations are provided in the privacy of my office, where you can enjoy a relaxed and comfortable environment. Snacks and breaks are available at anytime during the evaluation process to further ensure your comfort.

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