We may have some follow up questions between sessions. Whether it’s getting kiddos that are nervous in new situations, being shy or slow-to-warm-up, not sleeping well the night before, or any of the many factors that can impact behavior, we want to make sure that we take that into account in our assessments. So, we may adjust a testing schedule, have parents or trusted others help with transitions, or shift to a classroom observation (where available) to get the best understanding of your child. Our goal is to build trust and comfort so a child can show their true skills, not their worries, their tiredness, or their frustration.
When testing is complete and we review and discuss the report, our goal is for you to walk away with a better understanding, not only of diagnosis, but confidence in how to address the concerns. We hope to provide information, resources, and confidence in taking on the struggles talked about in the first session. The goal is to answer your questions and provide clarity through data-driven diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We want you and your child to feel “seen” and understood. We hope to provide feedback that is useful and actionable. We may spend some time, with your consent, talking with their team about the results and how we can make sure that they are useful to the treatment team. We don’t want testing to feel like just a formality, but something that adds to your understanding of the progress.