Comprehensive Psychological Assessments and

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs)

Choosing a professional to evaluate your child is an important decision. Our assessment process is highly individualized to meet the needs of your child and your family. Over the course of several sessions, we can assess your child’s behavioral, emotional, academic, and cognitive functioning, while seeking to identify and understand your concerns.

 

Our comprehensive evaluations provide families and schools with a better understanding of a child’s overall emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as a his or her strengths, needs, and learning style.

 

Families and schools request evaluations for various reasons. Common referral concerns include:

 

• Autism Spectrum Disorder

• Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

• Academic Concerns and Learning Disabilities (e.g., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Disruptive Behavior Disorders

• Executive Functioning and Organization

• Intellectual Disabilities

• Mood-Based Disorders or Emotional Concerns

• Early Childhood and Developmental Concerns

• School Placement

 

After the evaluation process has been completed, we will provide a detailed written report with the evaluation results and individualized recommendations. We will share this report with the family and/or school personnel during a feedback session to ensure understanding, allow opportunities for questions, and continue to collaborate with those who know the child best. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive report that not only describes your child’s strengths and needs, but also serves as a guide to addressing  your concerns and helping you child achieve his or her potential at home, school, and in the community.

If you have specific questions or concerns or would like to request an evaluation, please contact us at 205-414-6686 or email us at info@behavioralpediatricinstitute.com.

 

Sample Evaluation Process:

 

Initially, we will meet with your family to gain a better understanding of your concerns about your child's behavioral, emotional, and/or academic issues. We will also ask questions about your child's developmental history. You are the expert on your child, and the information you provide is valuable and important to the evaluation process.

 

During the evaluation process, we will work with your child one-on-one to assess his or her development using relevant assessments. These measures may include areas such as cognitive ability, academic achievement, adaptive skill development, behavioral needs, attention and executive functioning, learning and memory, visuospatial skills, language, and identification of autism spectrum disorders. Direct observations in the home and/or school settings may also be conducted to gain a more complete picture of your child's specific strengths and needs.

 

After completing the appropriate assessments, we will score, analyze, and interpret all test results. These results will be integrated into a comprehensive report, which will also include relevant background information, developmental history, and input from caregivers/service providers in order to give the most accurate picture of your child. Based on this information, we will provide recommendations for next steps that are tailored specifically to your child.

 

Finally, we will conduct a feedback session with your family to discuss the evaluation results. During this meeting, we will review the written report with the goal of helping you better understand your child's strengths and weaknesses as well as equipping you with a road map of recommended supports and services to help your child succeed.