How We Work...
Whether coming for assessment or therapy, you can expect that the first time you come to the office, you will meet with a member of our team for an initial interview. If you have been referred for therapy or assessment for your child, we may meet with you and your child together for part of the time, and separately for the rest of the time. At the end of this meeting, we will be able to make some suggestions regarding what approach we would take, approximately how many times you will meet with your therapist, and the frequency and duration of meetings.
If you or your child is coming to us for assessment, you can expect to meet with a supervising neuropsychologist and a student or post-doctoral resident with training in assessment. An assessment for a child will occur over the course of 3 or 4 sessions of 1 to 3 hours each. During each session, there will be opportunities for breaks so as to not overtire your child. Adults undergoing assessment will meet with a supervising neuropsychologist during their initial meeting. They will then have one or two sessions with a testing specialist, and each of these sessions will last from 2 to 4 hours. Breaks will be provided as needed. Following the actual assessment appointments, the team will need 3 to 6 weeks to compile the results, incorporate those with any previous testing provided, and complete a report. We will then schedule a feedback session with you and make suggestions as appropriate. If needed, we will also meet with your child’s school to provide an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP).
The scheduling of therapy will depend on a number of factors, including you or your child’s health, the location of therapy, and the type of therapy provided. The majority of the time, sessions are scheduled weekly for 45 or 50 minutes in our offices. However, if circumstances warrant, we may schedule them more or less frequently, for longer or shorter periods, and in other places, such as your home or a hospital. We will be as flexible as possible in meeting your specific needs.