At Life InSight, we offer a wide range of testing options dependent on you or your child's specific needs including comprehensive neuropsychological, psycho-educational, autism as well as disability evaluations. These evaluations will not change who your child is but allows a better understanding of why your child may be having difficulty in certain areas. The tests will guide recommendations for the types of interventions or treatments that may be effective and appropriate, given your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses.
Parent or guardian provides information regarding the child’s developmental, medical, educational, and psychological history. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the process.
Typically takes 5-10 hours depending on the battery of tests required, the age and abilities of the child, as well as the reason for referral.
Observe behavioral response to teachers and peers, social interactions with peers, ability to work independently, compliance with adult directives, ability to sustain attention with tasks, and any withdrawal or anxiety in the classroom.
Receive and review the comprehensive report and discuss the results of the evaluations as well as the recommendations. The report can also be shared with a referral source or the school, after receiving parental consent.
A neuropsychological evaluation is used for diagnostic clarity, school placement/planning, accommodations for standardized testing, or to help guide treatment. This is a comprehensive assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function. The evaluation measures intellectual, academic, attention & executive functioning, verbal & visual memory, visual-spatial functioning, visual-motor & fine motor coordination, language, behavior, and mood & personality. The goal of a neuropsychological evaluation is to comprehensively assess and identify strengths and weaknesses across multiple areas which allow other treating professionals, teachers, and parents or guardians to understand better why your child may be having difficulty in specific areas. The evaluation will provide recommendations for the types of interventions or treatments that may be effective and appropriate, given your child’s particular set of strengths and weaknesses.
A psycho-educational evaluation targets learning and academic achievement. These batteries of tests also include a test of cognitive functioning (IQ) and measures that look into academic functioning in reading, writing, math, and language abilities. The evaluation compares how a child performs academically in comparison to others his/her age and about his/her intellectual capacity. We are here to help better understand each child’s unique abilities, help make the most informed decisions possible regarding your child’s education, and work with your child so we can best support his/her learning.
We perform a diagnostic evaluation to assist in determining the presence or absence of autism through the use of well-validated measures. We are trained and certified in the administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-II (ADOS) and Childhood Autism Rating Scales (CARS), in conjunction with a series of other tests assessing one's ability to recognize emotions, take another's perspective, read facial expressions/body language, make social interpretations, and offer care or empathy to others in need. Recommendations are made based on direct observation & interaction, interviews, and available records.
Disability evaluation is the assessment of the disability, especially its extent and impact on the quality of life of the individual in order for government and physicians to provide assistance or interventions, whenever necessary. Disability should not be confused with impairment.