What do we test for?

  • IQ
  • Learning issues
  • Attention: We will use objective measures of attention.
  • Psychological and Emotional Functioning: will be assessed by in-person testing taking behavior (observation), questions and answers (interviews with parents, child and teacher), psychological and emotional testing, along with analysis of behavioral and emotional rating scales and questionnaires (parent, teacher, self-report).

Ruling out

Developmental disorders
– Autism
Organic disorders such as:
– Sleep disorders
– Sleep studies (narcolepsy; obstructive sleep apnea) including further screening for hypertrophic tonsils

Visual impairments
– Assessment of Central Visual Processing (Visual Screening battery-RightEye Vision System*): Neuropsychology of Eye Movements: Identifying behaviorally significant central nervous system dysfunction/oculomotor abnormalities.

Hearing impairments
– Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) -deficit in a person’s ability to internally process and/or comprehend sounds.

– Neuroimaging studies including EEG study (i.e., seizure disorder, head injury; other neurological conditions)
– Quantitative electroencephalography (q-EEG) is a valuable addition to the standard clinical evaluation, by eliciting objective evidence of significant statistical deviations in electrophysiological measures of brain activity from expected values for the child’s age.

Exposure to toxic substances
– Blood tests (lead toxicity; hyperthyroidism, hepatic disease etc.)

Movement disorders