What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
A full neuropsychological evaluation includes measure of neurocognitive functioning, including: intelligence (IQ), language skills, motor skills, visual-motor integration, memory, attention, executive functioning, academic skills, independent self-care skills, and emotional and behavioral functioning. A neuropsychological evaluation can assist in the diagnosis of learning disorders (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), attention problems, executive functioning difficulties, and other areas of weakness. A full report is provided outlining test findings and recommendations for home, school, and necessary therapies.
What is a Psychoeducational Evaluation?
A psychoeducational evaluation evaluates learning disorders and attention problems. It includes measures of intelligence (IQ), academic skills, attention, independent self-care skills, and emotional and behavioral functioning. Much like a neuropsychological evaluation, a report is provided outlining test findings and recommendations for home, school, and necessary therapies.
What is an ADHD Screener?
Our ADHD screener consists of parent and teacher measures, coupled with a short battery of evidence based diagnostic tests to seek the appropriate diagnosis and address concerns related solely to attention.
What is an Executive Functioning Screener?
With an executive functioning screener, your child will undergo a shorter testing session that will specifically address concerns of organization, planning, and inhibition control. This can assist with future treatment and school planning to ensure success.
Still Have Questions?
Still have questions about what is the most appropriate option for your family? A consultation is most likely the option you want to seek first. Our consultations are comprised of a single visit with Dr. Katzenstein. During this visit, your concerns will be addressed, and the most appropriate course of action will be recommended to guarantee we are meeting your needs.
What should we expect on the day of the evaluation?
After your appointment is scheduled you will receive a welcome packet with necessary initial paperwork and information. On the day of the evaluation, you can expect to spend 4-6 hours at our office. We will start the day with an interview gathering valuable information about current concerns, development, and daily functioning. Testing will then be started, while a parent or other caregiver completes paperwork regarding the patients current functioning. With guardian approval, your child’s teacher may also be contacted for additional information. Testing typically lasts from 2-4 hours. Following testing, feedback will be provided to you regarding test findings and diagnoses. You can expect a full report of all testing results, diagnoses, and recommendations shortly after the completion of testing. Once you have received the report, we remain available to answer any questions and to participate in any school meetings that may arise.
What makes an evaluation at Pediatric Neurobehavioral Group different?
Advances in consumer technologies has led to great advancements in the mental healthcare field. We at Pediatric Neurobehavioral Group are committed to bringing the most up to date, most technologically advanced methods of assessment and intervention to the Indianapolis area. Assessment is streamlined through the utilization of tools such as Q-interactive and PAR iConnect, but the advancements don't stop there. We offer long distance academic coaching via Skype at times that are convenient for you. Our technological advances make therapy and assessment fun and accessible for the whole family.