Psychological Testing and Evaluation
With advanced training in the field of School Neuropsychology, Dr. Myers is adept at providing comprehensive Psychological, Psycho-educational, or School Neuropsychological evaluations for conditions covered under IDEA including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Dysregulation Impairment, ADHD, Intellectual and Learning Disabilities. His evaluations can assist school-aged children and young adults seeking services or educational accommodations through an IEP or 504 plan in the primary, secondary or college setting. He also provides evaluations to determine the necessity for accommodations (i.e., extended time) for the ACT, PSAT, SAT, GRE, and other standardized tests. Additionally, Dr. Myers has been called upon to conduct assessments during disputes in the IEP process, and has provided forensic psycho-educational assessments and expert witness testimony in cases of educational neglect.
What is a School Neuropsychological Evaluation?
A School Neuropsychological evaluation goes beyond a psycho-educational evaluation by examining underlying cognitive processes that affect learning. These processes may include sensory-motor, visuospatial, auditory/phonological, language, learning and memory, executive functions, attention, speed and fluency, as well as acquired knowledge, academic achievement and social/emotional and adaptive functioning.
A School Neuropsychological evaluation can provide a comprehensive profile of a students’ neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses. It may be useful for students who demonstrate evidence of processing deficiencies; significant scatter on psycho-educational test performance, have a known neurological disorder or risk of neurodevelopmental disorder. The evaluation is helpful for students returning to school after head injury or neurological insult, or a student with a dramatic drop in achievement that cannot be explained.
A School Neuropsychological evaluation is tailored to the assessment question rather than a standard battery approach. A written report will include a review of historical data through parent and teacher interviews and record review. The report will provide test data, interpretation, suggested recommendations and evidenced based interventions.