The Guidance and Child Study Center offers flexible and personalized assessment services. Evaluations can be targeted to precise domains, such as speech and language, development and psychiatric status or can be comprehensive, integrated appraisals that include cognitive ability, personality assessments, educational potential, and adaptive measures.
Individual assessments can be arranged for students in pre-school through grade 12 to assist in determining appropriate school placement, educational planning and transitioning.
GUIDANCE AND CHILD STUDY CENTER - EVALUATION DESCRIPTIONS
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY EVALUATIONS
An assistive technology evaluation conducted by a specialist through a collaborative process to determine what technologies would improve a student’s performance, participation and independence.
An audiological assessment is conducted by a licensed and certified audiologist.
AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) EVALUATIONS
A comprehensive evaluation to assist in determining what communication strategies, language systems or devices will assist a student’s learning and communication.
A comprehensive evaluation of educational skills is provided for students in K-12.
A comprehensive evaluation to identify structural, physiological, sensory or behavioral-based oral/pharyngeal/esophageal deficits that may contribute to the student’s inability to take adequate nutrition orally.
MULTICULTURAL (BILINGUAL) EVALUATIONS
Multicultural evaluations include educational, psychological, speech and/or language and/or sociocultural developmental histories, as well as school-based consultations.
Comprehensive evaluations and/or consultations are available for preschool children, school-age children and adolescents with school-related difficulties.
A complete range of diagnostic tools will be used to trace a developmental history, identify areas of primary and secondary learning difficulty, assess cognitive and social/ emotional/ behavioral status and specify the impact on student functioning.
Social histories for initial referrals or re-evaluation purposes are prepared individually or as part of a more comprehensive assessment. Bilingual social histories can also be arranged as requested.
SPEECH AND/OR LANGUAGE EVALUATION
An evaluation of speech and/or language skills is provided for students in K-12