Evaluations are conducted by licensed psychologists or by advanced doctoral students under direct supervision of a licensed psychologist on the university’s campus.
At the time your appointment is scheduled, you will be mailed several questionnaires that should be completed prior to your appointment and turned in to us when you arrive. These may include a developmental history questionnaire, a behavior questionnaire, and might include a questionnaire for someone who knows you and interacts with you on a regular basis.
Day of Appointment
The clinician will interview you about your developmental and family history, functioning at home and in school, review any previous testing and intervention services, and recent events surrounding the reason for this evaluation.
Our clinicians use a variety of different tests and observational measures depending on the age of the client and the presenting problem(s). Assessments for adults generally include brief measures of intellectual ability, attention, memory, academic skills, executive functions, and social-emotional functioning.
The assessment portion of the evaluation will be completed on the day of your first appointment. The interview and testing typically lasts between three and four hours on that day. A feedback meeting is usually scheduled on a separate day at a mutually convenient time. This meeting is scheduled for one hour. At the time of the feedback meeting, the clinician will meet with the client to review the results of the evaluation, provide a diagnosis or diagnoses if appropriate, answer questions, and provide recommendations for interventions, relevant medical follow-up, or other referral suggestions as appropriate. If services are available in the center to address the difficulties that have been identified, the clinician will also review those options with the client. We also often provide informative handouts regarding your diagnosis and/or specific issues, and will recommend a schedule for follow-up assessments to monitor your progress and continuing needs over time as necessary.