Neuropsychological testing at Blue Bird Day, Eyas Landing, and Merlin Day Academy is a non-medical testing and assessment process conducted by our Clinical Psychologist. We focus on assessment and diagnosis to identify the strengths and needs of children at all stages of development. We take a therapeutic assessment approach, meaning that we help individuals and families identify goals for testing, and collaborate to identify what they hope to learn about themselves or their children in the assessment process. Our hope is that, through testing, individuals can gain an understanding of themselves, their diagnosis, and their needed supports.
We know that testing and getting a diagnosis can be stressful for many families. Our team wants to make sure that families feel supported in the process, and we strive to present clear communication and feedback with resources and recommendations for the next steps.
The testing process begins with an intake session, conducted with our Clinical Psychologist. During this virtual session, they will ask questions about what led you to seek testing, concerns, and symptoms. They will work with you to determine goals for testing, such as wanting to clarify or update a diagnosis, explore if you or your child needs a new diagnosis, or determine what therapies and school accommodations are best for you or your child. They will also gather information about developmental history, medical/physical health needs, family history, educational history, social history, and major stressors you or your child may be facing. All of this information will help to inform the testing process. We may also ask about sensory preferences or special interests and do our best to have some of these available to help build rapport and engagement in testing.