Services

Below are common examples of the services provided at Advanced Neuropsychology Associates, but additional services and areas of focus can also be considered based on need:

* Some services below can be completed by telehealth video/audio, whereas others require an office visit. For the initial intake interview with caregivers, please let us know your preference upon initial scheduling.

Intake with Caregiver(s)
This is the first step required by all families, regardless of which provider you see or questions you may have. The initial intake occurs with the primary caregives of the child and typically lasts about 60-90 minutes. This meeting will help us learn about your child's history and family, and any concerns that you or others may have. We will begin to educate you about what is expected if your child has a medical condition or diagnosis, such as expected patterns of developmental differences and possible services needed.

At the conclusion of this initial intake, we will make a recommendation about the services needed to address questions and concerns, such as a full assessment, brief assessment, consultation only, therapy or other interventions, and so on. Read more below about these services.

If any additional services (e.g., evaluation) at the practice are recommended, the expected costs will be provided and discussed.
Early Childhood/ Neurodevelopmental Evaluation
Neurodevelopmental assessments are brief, play like evaluations for infants, toddlers, and preschool children. They include early estimates of development in the areas of cognitive abilities, language, nonverbal, and motor skills. We will also evaluate emotions, behavior, and social functioing. This evaluation is helpful for determining if a child needs early intervention services and planning for school readiness. A variation of this evaluation can also be helpful for older children with whom standardized testing is less appropriate and only a brief functional assessment is needed (e.g., moderate to severe intellectual disability; when both deaf and blind).
Comprehensive Neuropsychological Evaluation
A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment is for older children and teens. It includes integrated assessments of of all domains of functioning, including intelligence, language, nonverbal skills, learning and memory, executive functioning, attention, academic, and other cognitive skills. This evaluation is often necessary in children with a medical history to describe their complex strengths and weaknesses, determine if concerns are clinically significant or normal for age, to differentiate among possible diagnoses, to develop a formal school plan with supports/accommodations, to monitor change across critical stages of development, to apply for disability, to plan for high school graduation, and many other reasons.
Re-evaluation or Follow-up Evaluation
After a comprehensive evaluation, a re-evaluation for ongoing monitoring of change is needed. Depending on your child, this can occur at a frequency of between 1 and 3 years. This is especially important if a diagnosis is still unclear, if medical status changes, and at critical stages in development. During the feedback session, we will discuss the recommedation for a re-evaluation.
Academic Progress Monitoring
Academic progress monitoring assessments are designed for individuals who already completed a comprehensive assessment and were given a clinical diagnosis (e.g., specific learning disability, ADHD) and the only concerns of focus are related to academic skills. This assessment is focused on tracking and monitoring academic progress after/during intervention or tutoring. We can work with your school or tutor as needed.
Katie Beckett/Deeming Waiver
This evaluation includes only a measure of intellectual functioning and academic functioning for the specific purpose of applying and renewing the Katie Beckett/Deeming Waiver application.
Autism Assessment
This evaluation includes intellectual functiong, academic functioning, autism assessment (ADOS-2), and parent and teacher questionnaires
Intelligence Testing Only
For some children, only a standardized assessment of intelligence (IQ) is needed with written report, such as for private school admission applications.
Guardianship
This assessment will include evaluation of intellectual, cognitive and adaptive functioning used for securing social security and guardianship paperwork. Depending on the specific concerns, additional assessment for learning, memory, and psychosocal functioning may also be needed.
Clinical Consultation
  • Participating in school meetings (e.g., SST/IEP, or private school)
  • Followup consultations with other providers
  • Additional letters of support
  • Additional review of records
  • Observing child/self in school, therapy session, or work
  • Check in and trouble shooting after review of test results
  • Help with homework stressors
  • Help with daily routines
  • Help with executive functioning problems
  • Addressing fear of medical procedures
Professional Consultation
Psychology/neuropsychology consultation can include discussion of complex patient cases and formal supervision

Research consultation can include grant preparation, study design, statistical analyses, manuscript preparation