At Austin Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services, we believe that comprehensive evaluation enables greater understanding of each child’s strengths, weaknesses and overall functioning. We offer psychological and neuropsychological assessment for preschoolers, children, and teens. These assessments evaluate a child across multiple domains of functioning (e.g., intellectual, developmental, learning, emotional, behavioral, etc.) and provide clarity regarding the child’s unique strengths and needs.
The assessment process involves both the child and the caregiver. The child will spend much of the time with the psychologist completing a variety of assessment activities, such as building with blocks, looking at pictures, solving puzzles and recalling information. Caregivers are viewed as vital components of the assessment team, and will be requested to provide background information and an overview of current concerns in an interview without the child present.
At the conclusion of the assessment process, feedback regarding testing results, diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations will be provided in person. We value collaboration and work closely with schools to help design and implement special education plans (IEP and 504) to meet each child’s individual learning, emotional, and behavioral needs.