Evaluations

Evaluations at The Whole Child

Speech and Language Evaluations

  • Speech Production (clarity) and the ability to pronounce all speech sounds
  • Receptive Language – comprehension of language, ability to understand questions and directions that are heard or read
  • Expressive Language – ability to speak and write complete sentences with correct grammar and sentence structure
  • Auditory Processing – ability to listen to, attend to, discriminate, and perceive sounds and words
  • Word Finding

Psychoeducational Evaluations

  • Reading skills including word recognition, phonetic decoding (phonics), accuracy, fluency, and comprehension of written language
  • Written Language – ability to write words, spell words, write sentences, write paragraphs and essays, use correct grammar and sentence structure, and use appropriate words
  • Attention and Memory – visual and auditory memory, and the ability to focus on and maintain attention to visual and auditory information

Neurocognitive Evaluations (Executive functions in the brain)

  • Visual scanning and processing
  • Verbal and nonverbal fluency
  • Verbal and nonverbal reasoning
  • Planning and organization
  • Learning and changing behavior based on experiences
  • Attention to auditory and visual material
  • Following multi-stage plans

Assessment for Attention and Memory Disorders

  • Tests of attention and vigilance
  • Tests for all aspects of visual and auditory memory, including declarative and procedural memory

Learning Disabilities Evaluation

  • All tests from the psychoeducational evaluation
  • Tests for right hemisphere function in the brain (nonverbal learning disability) including
    • Ability to detect and understand social and nonverbal behaviors
    • Ability to understand figurative and idiomatic language
    • Ability to use visual-spatial organization
    • Ability to understand and use emotional content in speech