Dr. Pass's services typically begin with a free phone consultation. After learning about the student's situation and listening to the family's concerns, Dr. Pass will suggest one of three different types of evaluations. Each of these evaluations is usually tailored to meet the needs of a particular student.
A school neuropsychological evaluation is the most comprehensive type of evaluation. Assessment is done in the areas of cognitive functioning, memory, language processing, attention and executive functioning, visual-motor skills, social and emotional functioning, and academic achievement. This evaluation includes a parent interview, approximately 8 hours of testing, and a feedback session that includes an in-depth and individualized report with diagnosis (if applicable) and recommendations for school programs, services, and accommodations.
If a diagnosis is needed to help your child, this is typically the type of evaluation that should be done. The NYC school-based support teams often require a diagnosis to provide some services to students.
A psychoeducational evaluation assesses cognitive functioning and academic achievement. The evaluation includes a parent interview, approximately 4 hours of testing, and a feedback session that includes a thorough report with recommendations for school programs, services, and accommodations. This type of evaluation is often done a few years after a full neuropsychological evaluation to determine progress and assess the need for continued educational support.
An educational evaluation assesses academic achievement only. The evaluation includes a parent interview, approximately 2 hours of testing, and a feedback session with a written report and recommendations. No diagnosis is provided. The evaluation determines current academic skills and is useful in assessing academic progress.