Our psychologists offer information that is useful for the school and strategies that families can implement at home. When appropriate, additional treatment recommendations and referrals are also made.
A typical assessment evaluates intelligence and achievement (how the child is performing in areas like math, spelling, reading, etc.). We are also attentive to other factors that can impact learning and offer additional testing to explore these pieces further. This can include evaluating how accurately the child sees and hears the world around, how well the child expresses ideas, in addition to other skills that are valuable in the classroom. While BRAINS psychologists are not school employees and cannot determine special education eligibility, our assessments are often useful for schools in understanding the nuances of the learning or academic struggles. BRAINS can also partner with students and schools to perform Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) when requested.