Testing for admissions to private schools and/or Advance Academics programs usually involves the use of an individually administered test of cognitive ability, such as the Weschler Scales (WISC-V), Stanford-Binet, or the Differential Ability Scale. When testing is completed, you will be provided with a four to five page written report, which will be explained in a separate interpretive conference. Parents who are applying to the AAP program may also receive consultation regarding the application process. Regardless of test results, the goal of the assessment process is to help you understand your child's particular set of strengths and abilities, in order to best identify strategies for meeting your child's needs.
Comprehensive testing usually occurs over the course of several separate testing sessions. Although testing will vary according to your area of concern, it often involves a comprehensive assessment of cognitive abilities and processes; educational testing; and assessment of social, emotional and behavioral functioning. Dr. Thompson has had training in both conventional and neuropsychological assessment, and evaluates children suspected of having learning or attention disorders; executive functioning deficits; developmental concerns; Autism Spectrum Disorders; and emotional and behavioral disorders. Your written report will contain specific recommendations for any necessary school/testing accommodations, as well as specific, empirically-supported interventions designed to address any identified areas of concern.
Developmental Assessments and Kindergarten Readiness Screenings are also available for children ages 2 – 6.