Reasons for Seeking an Evaluation

Congratulations for taking another step in supporting your child’s healthy functioning! We know that this process can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Consequently, we want to provide you with useful information to ease your apprehension and to facilitate your decision making.

There are many different reasons why parents seek evaluations for their children. Through the use of comprehensive and individually tailored evaluations that consist of a variety of assessments and procedures, we seek to address these concerns and to provide meaningful information pertaining to each child’s unique pattern of strengths, weaknesses, and needs. Our goal is to provide recommendations to help your child succeed academically, emotionally, behaviorally, and socially.

Common reasons for referral are to provide diagnostic clarification regarding:

  • Learning Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders and Conditions
  • Other reasons for referral are to provide answers to questions such as:


What is the best way to support my child’s learning at school?

What is the best way to support by child’s behavior at home?

How can I help my child establish and maintain healthy relationships with his/herself and with others?

Why isn’t my child achieving academic success?

What qualities of a learning environment are most important for my child?

Does my child require specialized academic instruction and if so, what forms?