Please use the online form, email, or call us to schedule an appointment. We can usually book appointments within 2 – 4 weeks of your call.
What to do BEFORE the Evaluation
After the evaluation is scheduled, you’ll receive a packet of forms that you can download and complete online, or receive by mail to complete. You’ll be asked to provide relevant background information and to discuss the reason(s) for seeking the evaluation. Additionally, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the evaluation results. The purpose of a pre-scheduled follow-up appointment is to give you the peace of mind in knowing that the evaluation is time-limited and you will not have to tolerate not knowing when you'll receive the results.
Most importantly, make sure you or your child is well-rested the day of the evaluation. Get a good night's sleep!
What to do THE DAY OF the evaluation
Please eat a healthy breakfast. It is best to avoid caffeine, excessive sugar/processed foods, and any other specific recommendations MCG may suggest prior to the evaluation. The length of the evaluation session that day depends upon the type of evaluation being performed and other client factors. Your evaluator will discuss this with you. Generally, appointments begin at 9 am.
What to Expect AFTER the evaluation
Your or your child's testing responses will be carefully scored and interpreted, in accordance with scientific and professional norms. This feedback session is usually scheduled within 2-3 weeks of the final testing session date. You will meet directly with the evaluator who provided the assessment. They will discuss the testing results with you and provide recommendations based on the testing, as well as answer any questions you might have.
Following this feedback session, your evaluator will prepare a written report of your or your child’s evaluation. This will include a narrative discussion of the testing results, an appendix of testings results (where applicable), and specific recommendations. A copy of this written report can be sent to third parties (e.g. psychotherapist, special education department, psychiatrist) at your discretion and with a signed Release of Information.
The purpose of evaluation is to help provide a comprehensive understanding of an individual from a cognitive, learning, emotional, social, and developmental perspective within the context of their history and environment. This information is used to help develop a detailed plan of action, identify specific strategies and resources, and provide information that can be used to help them identify and reach their individual goals and ultimately begin working toward their full potential. The results can also be useful for other professionals who may be working with the individual.