All Mindboost evaluations are conducted by Drs. Poursohrab-Wager and John Wager, as no students or technicians are utilized.  We believe the testing observations and the time spent with the client are critical information for the evaluation. This also allows for us to streamline the process, as early intervention is best.  Our priority is to provide highly comprehensive evaluations yet with an efficient turn around time once the face-to-face testing has concluded.  

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The evaluation process is as follows:

1. INITIAL INTERVIEW

2. TESTING SESSION

3. SCORING, ANALYSIS/INTERPRETATION, COLLECT COLLATERAL INFORMATION, AND REPORT WRITING

4. FEEDBACK SESSION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1. INITIAL INTERVIEW

During the initial interview, a thorough history taking of the individual and family is conducted.  A collection of background information and a review of current concerns are developed to determine the type of assessment to complete.  Pertinent medical records should be brought in for review. Copies of report cards, standardized tests, and other relevant records should also be brought in for review.  

 

2. TESTING SESSION

The testing session is typically done over a two to four day period and will typically last from 4-6 hours of face-to-face time, depending on the individual and what is needed.  There may be additional school observations where the psychologist will be in contact with school administrators to observe the student in their environment (i.e., class and playground).  At times, there may be a phone conversation with primary teachers, caretakers, family members, therapists, physicians, etc. 

 

3. SCORING, ANALYSIS/INTERPRETATION, AND REPORT WRITING

After the testing sessions are complete, time will be spent to score, compile, and interpret the raw testing data and write a detailed report with intervention and recommendation plans to best help the individual. This portion typically takes 10-15 hours to complete. 

 

4. FEEDBACK SESSION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

This is where the psychologist and parents come together to go through the results of the assessment.  This final step will typically last one hour, and at this meeting, there will be a thorough explanation of cognitive, learning, and psychological strengths and weaknesses, the diagnosis (if any), requirements of accommodations, and how to help the individual be more successful in their environments by giving specific and individualized recommendations and a plan. A feedback session is also offered for the child.