The Assessment Process
Here at Grandis Evaluation Center, P.C., we strive to cultivate a relaxing, peaceful, and professional in-office environment to foster a feeling of ease while clients undergo their evaluations with our Providers. Our team of licensed Psychologists and Providers are specifically trained in evidence-based, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed care, and maintain a clinically adaptive presence with our clients for the duration of their evaluations.
A standard, full-battery (comprehensive) evaluation typically takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, and includes a clinical interview, as well as a wide variety of evaluations encompassed in cognitive, behavioral, neurological, and developmental domains. Our tests are manually administered on either virtual or pen-to-paper mediums, and can include a mix of self-reporting, collateral information, and/or direct clinical facilitation. Each of the evaluations require licensing verification to administer, and are scored based on raw generated data and clinical interpretive reports.
In order to maintain a positive environment and not overwhelm the client being tested, our clinicians can offer snacks, water, select juices, and breaks in between tests to step outside for lunch and/or fresh air.
Each client will be offered the opportunity to participate in a case consultation following completion of their psychological report– a time for the client and clinician to discuss the evaluation results, clarify questions the client may have, and discuss service recommendations.
For children/adolescents (and adults with developmental disabilities) we request that a parent, guardian, helping professional or other person who knows the individual well come to the appointment to provide additional historical, behavioral and adaptive information. We often ask the accompanying person to complete an online computer behavioral assessment in addition to a face-to-face interview. Whenever possible, it is encouraged that the best historian comes to the first appointment to provide historical and diagnostic information.