We know how hard it is to watch your child struggling in school. You’ve tried everything you can think of to help, but they are still falling behind. We know that the “homework wars” are a real thing in many households, as children and their parents work so hard but still can’t seem to connect the dots and master the material. Or, perhaps your child struggles to stay focused long enough to get even the simplest of assignments completed, let alone an extensive writing assignment or long-term project. You wonder, could it be a learning difference like dyslexia or dysgraphia causing these struggles? What about dyscalculia or ADHD? Some kids seem to be falling behind in other ways, such as in language, social skills and peer relationships, or in meeting their developmental milestones. This is when you may wonder, could they be on the Autism Spectrum? Other kids seem to have such incredible skills and areas of strength, but struggle to control their emotions and behavior. They may be highly anxious or described as “intense.” You may find yourself thinking, “How can my child be so bright and yet have so much trouble controlling their emotions?”
That’s where we come in. Our Licensed Psychologists are experts in conducting evaluations that uncover the root cause of the problem. We work hard to make sure that every possible reason your child is struggling is evaluated so that the treatment plan, or “Roadmap to Success” we create is thorough and accurate. You will leave our office with a clear understanding of why your child isn’t reaching their full potential and what to do about it. Our friendly staff will guide you through each step of the process, and our Licensed Psychologists are always happy to provide ongoing consultation after the evaluation is completed.
You will receive personalized services at The Wright Psychology and Learning Center. Our Licensed Psychologists complete all evaluations themselves; we do not utilize psychometrists or technicians. We feel this is important because we believe that truly observing and getting to know your child is just as important as the information received from the standardized assessments we use.
Each child receives an individualized assessment battery based upon his or her specific needs (no “cookie-cutter” approach here). This comprehensive evaluation forms the cornerstone of our recommended treatment approach, and provides sufficient documentation to begin the special education process (Individualized Education Plan/IEP and 504 Plans) within the school systems, or to request accommodations on high stakes exams such as the ACT, SAT, MCAT, GRE, and LSAT.
We conduct psychological and educational assessments for the following:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Giftedness/Twice Exceptional Learner
Speech & Language
HOW IT WORKS
We know it can seem overwhelming when your child needs a psychological evaluation. Don’t worry, we are here to help guide you every step of the way! The first step is to call our office and schedule your parents-only consultation session with the Psychologist. This appointment can be conducted either in-person or online using telehealth.
Ready to get started? Call (502) 807-9551 today!
Step 1 - Parents-Only Consultation
We discuss the concerns you have for your child, take a detailed clinical history, determine the appropriate testing battery and explain the evaluation process in detail.
Step 2(a) - School Observation/Play Session with child (Optional)
In some cases we may decide that we should observe your child prior to beginning the evaluation. We’ll talk with your child at our office, or observe them at school (please note – additional fees apply for school observations).
Step 2(b) - Evaluation Sessions
Our comprehensive evaluation typically consists of two appointments that last around 3 hours each. Sometimes a third session is needed depeding upon the child and assessment needed. The psychologist will let you know if this is necessary.
Step 3 - Parents-only Feedback session
At the final parent meeting, usually scheduled 2-3 weeks after testing, the psychologist reviews the results and provides a written report summarizing the results of testing as well as extensive recommendations for treatment at home and at school. Our detailed reports provide the information required for obtaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 plans in both public and private schools.