WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT
At Elevated Insights Assessments, you can expect to meet with a developmental expert who will work with you and your child in several phases. The first appointment is considered an intake appointment, where your clinician will obtain a full history of your child’s background and information related to current concerns through a one hour-long interview. Prior to this appointment, you will be asked to complete an intake form to review during this appointment. The clinician will then use this information to determine the appropriate measures that meet the specific needs of you and your child.
The second phase of the evaluation process involves direct assessment. During this phase, your clinician will use clinical observation, a combination of selected evidence-based tests, and consultation with other providers, (such as teachers, school psychologists, therapists, physicians, etc.), to gather additional information related to your child’s functioning. At Elevated Insights, we use highly sophisticated and scientifically grounded testing measures to help serve this process. You can expect your child to be scheduled for one to two days of testing, depending on the nature of the assessment, with appointments usually lasting several hours.
The third and final phase of the testing process includes the feedback session. During this phase, you will meet with your clinician and thoroughly review test results in step-by-step process. If your child receives a formal diagnosis, your clinician will discuss the implications of this and related considerations. During the feedback, your clinician will also make recommendations for moving forward and discuss evidence-based interventions we believe to be useful in increasing your child’s chance of success across settings. We believe highlighting cognitive and emotional strengths to be an important part of the feedback process and a critical component in helping further guide interventions. At this time, we will help families get connected with services, understand eligibility for school accommodations, and find the best resources for meeting your child’s needs.