The Pediatric Neuropsychology Center staff routinely conducts evaluations of adults with suspected or known learning disorders. Evaluations involve an interview with the adult (and others, if appropriate) to gather relevant childhood information, acquire pertinent records, such as report cards and transcripts, and obtain a complete record of the individual’s medical, psychiatric, academic, and social history.
Testing involves paper-and-pencil and hands-on activities, answering questions, and sometimes using a computer. Adult clients may also be asked to fill out questionnaires about their behavioral and emotional functioning.
Members of the Pediatric Neuropsychology Center team frequently conduct evaluations to ascertain eligibility for accommodations during high school, college, and graduate school, as well as for standardized examinations, such as the LSAT, MCAT, GRE, or bar examination.
Before arriving for your evaluation, please complete the following:
- If you wear glasses or a hearing aid, make sure to bring them
- If you have special language needs, please alert the neuropsychologist in advance
- If your are taking psychotropic medication, please inform the neuropsychologist beforehand to ask whether the medication should be taken on the day(s) of the assessment
- If you have had previous academic or neuropsychological testing, or have related medical records, please bring those records to your appointment
Following the evaluation, Pediatric Neuropsychology Center clinicians will provide a detailed synopsis of the evaluation results, accompanied by individually tailored recommendations and a comprehensive written report.