Andre van Rooyen, Ph.D.
understanding of the child, both in terms of strengths and areas of
Information obtained includes a developmental history, medical
history, educational history, and history of social/emotional
Issues pertaining to family dynamics and interpersonal relationships
At the conclusion of this interview, the scope of the evaluation
will be discussed with parents and testing sessions with the child
will be scheduled.
The evaluation will be scheduled over multiple days in order
to ensure that test results are reliable and accurate.
Children usually tire after a few hours of one-to-one testing and
therefore, test results may be affected negatively if individual
sessions are too long.
Two or three sessions are typically needed. Occasionally, shorter,
more frequent sessions are deemed more appropriate, especially
with younger children.
SCHOOL OBSERVATION/TEACHER CONSULTATION
When appropriate, the child will be observed in school in order to
gain an understanding of the way in which he/she functioning within
the context of a the group and academic setting.
Information is gathered from the classroom teacher in the way of
curriculum based assessments, behavioral ratings etc.
CONSULTATION WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS
Speech and Language Therapist
Test results are discussed with parents, and a written report
summarizing results of the assessment is provided.
Frequently, a separate session is scheduled with teh child so that
feedback can be provided to help him/her gain knowledge about the
individual learning profile
Recommendations for intervention are suggested and individually
designed, based on the unique profile of your child.
This may include attendance at school meetings/IEP, additional
sessions with parents to further their understanding of their child’s
learning profile, debriefing sessions with the child, etc.
From intake to feedback the process typically takes 4 to 6 weeks.