What To Expect During Medical Diagnostic Testing

Neuropsychological Testing, also referred to as Medical Diagnostic Testing, is a helpful tool for families to better understand themselves and their children. In addition to formal diagnoses, these assessments enable us to recognize your child’s unique strengths, needs, and provide insight into the best ways to support their development. At Eyas Landing, our assessments are not a cookie cutter process- we work with parents, teachers, coaches, and our team of therapists (if your child is enrolled in Blue Bird Day or Eyas Landing) to get a well-rounded view of your child’s behaviors and symptoms. We may also ask about sensory preferences or special interests to help your child feel more comfortable during testing.  

Starting the process of Neuropsychological / Medical Diagnostic Testing can be stressful and overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone in this. The Eyas Landing team is here to help every step of the way and available to answer any questions throughout the assessment process.  

Here’s what you can expect from our Neuropsychological Evaluations: 

First Appointment: Intake 

For the initial visit, one of our neuropsychologists will complete an hour-long intake session. During intake we discuss any concerns or questions you have, and gather information about your child’s medical, social, school, and therapy history. This meeting can be done virtually or in-person, based on your preference. For more details on our covid-19 safety protocols, visit our precautions page here. 

Second Appointment: In-Person Evaluation(s) 

After intake, our neuropsychologists complete at least one- and up to three- in-person evaluation sessions. These sessions are tailored to unique testing goals designed for your child and include standardized assessments in a private room with our neuropsychology team. The number of sessions will depend on your child’s age. Typically, younger clients participate in fewer sessions and older clients participate in more sessions. 

Third Appointment: Feedback Session 

This meeting takes place about 4-5 weeks after the initial intake meeting. Our neuropsychologist will walk you through all the findings from the evaluation including overall impressions, information gleaned from testing, and any diagnoses. We outline your child’s unique strengths and areas of need to help support you going forward. You receive a copy of the testing report for future review and use. This session delivers a lot of information to process and the Eyas team is here to answer any questions or clarify any data. Follow-up appointments are available for further discussions, and we’re always here to help. 

A formal diagnosis is a helpful tool to qualify for services, but your child is so much more than a diagnosis. Each child is a cherished individual whose unique talents deserve to be celebrated at the same time their specific needs are met and new goals reached. To achieve the best outcomes, the Eyas Landing team always provides the highest level of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, and wellrounded care. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule Neuropsychology / Medical Diagnostic Testing, please contact us.  

Our neuropsychological services don’t have to stop after the evaluation. One unique support that we provide is ongoing consultation services with your child’s team. We can work alongside the therapeutic teams at Eyas Landing and Blue Bird Day to develop interventions and provide support for your child based on their unique brain and relational styles. Advocacy supports, including attending IEP meetings, discussions with school staff or outside providers is also available. These consultations services are aimed at helping outside providers develop a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the child and access accommodations and interventions that will help them thrive.  We use our test results and background in evidence-based interventions to advocate for the best services available for your child. 

Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.

Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here!