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 EVALUATION TYPES

​SCHOOL ADMISSION EVALUATION

The SCHOOL ADMISSION EVALUATION outlines the intellectual abilities as well as the individual strengths and weaknesses of applicants seeking admission into private and parochial schools.  The psychologists of Brennan & Associates also conduct evaluations for potential “Gifted” qualification in Public, Charter, and Magnet Schools.   

DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION

The DEVELOPMENTAL EVALUATION is a standardized assessment which outlines a child’s development across a variety of domains including language skills, motor skills, social skills, adaptive skills, and intelligence.  Evaluation for the presence of Autism is available for children 18 months-old and older. 

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION

A PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION is a standardized assessment which outlines an individual’s cognitive and emotional functioning to determine potential causes, contributors, and treatment options.  This evaluation can be specific and focus on a specific diagnosis such as ADHD or it can be broad for the purposes of outlining an individual’s psychological strengths and weaknesses.

 

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION is a full standardized assessment which looks at all areas of a student’s functioning.  Whether it is a child in pre-kindergarten or a student looking to complete graduate-level education, the PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, can identify challenges and solutions which may unlock a student’s potential.  This evaluation is appropriate when parents or individuals are concerned about a learning disorder such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc. or about attentional disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.  This evaluation is also appropriate for students seeking academic accommodations for school or standardized assessments (e.g., ACT, SAT, etc.).

CUSTODY EVALUATIONS

The CUSTODY EVALUATION is an assessment of the "best interests" of children who are the subject of a custody dispute. It is concerned with the strengths and weaknesses of both parents and will include recommendations to assist your family co-parent in a healthy manner after divorce/separation/major life changes. The evaluation is provided upon court order only, and is designed to assist the Court in making custody and parenting decisions.

MEDICATION EVALUATIONS

This evaluation is conducted with the patient’s prescribing physician.  It is useful when the effectiveness of medication is questioned or when a baseline level of functioning must be obtained prior to beginning medication. 

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