Child/Adolescent Neuropsychological & Educational Assessment
Children with undiagnosed and unmanaged problems with learning and attention face higher risks of academic difficulties and fewer life opportunities as they grow older. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is an important first step to ensure children receive the appropriate resources at school and appropriate treatment plan with their healthcare providers.
ASSESSMENT COST | $4000-5000
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WHAT TO EXPECT
During the initial interview, Dr. Gourvitz takes a thorough history of your child and family. He develops a collection of background information and a review of current concerns to determine the type of assessment to complete. Dr. Gourvitz will review pertinent medical records, report cards, standardized test, and other relevant records. For your convenience, we provide a checklist of documents needed for child/adolescent neuropsychological testing.
Scoring, & Analysis
The testing session is typically done over a 2-4 day period and lasts from 4-6 hours, depending on your child and what is needed. During the evaluation, your child completes various performance tasks that will objectively measure their abilities. Our team works hard to make these activities fun and low stress.
When possible, Dr. Gourvitz meets with your child’s teacher(s) to get a direct picture of how your child presents in the school setting. He may also speak to caretakers, family members, therapists, and physicians.
Within two weeks of the last appointment, a full report will be prepared for you.
Feedback & Recommendations
We meet for a one to two hour feedback session to review all results and ensure your understanding of the recommendations which includes an explanation of cognitive, learning, and psychological strengths and weaknesses. A diagnosis (if any) is discussed including any requirements of accommodations and how to help your child be more successful in their environments. Dr. Gourvitz provides specific and individualized recommendations and a plan.
"Dr. Gourvitz explained everything very well and interacted well with my teenager."
"I was very pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of not only Dr. Gourvitz, but his staff as well. Throughout the visit I felt supported and encouraged every step of the way!"
"Dr. Gourvitz is knowledgeable and professional and pleasantly direct is his communication and questioning."
The first step is to talk to our staff and schedule an initial interview. Next, start compiling the required documentation using our checklist. Importantly, you'll want to talk to your child about what to expect during the evaluation - please review our "Tips for Parents" for thoughtful ways to discuss testing. And, feel free to review the FAQ brochure for parents.