What does an assessment include?
My assessments are designed to be thorough, with the following goals in mind:
- Finding the person’s strengths
- Targeting areas of weakness
- Combining the person’s passions and interests with skills
- Creating plans to help make progress toward goals and a person’s true potentials
In most cases, the assessment process takes four steps.
- Initial, history-taking appointment (1-1.5 hours)
- First assessment date (2-3 hours)
- Second assessment date (2-3 hours)
- Final, feedback session (1-1.5 hours)
What types of assessment do you provide?
- IQ, learning style, developmental skills
- Academics (reading – Dyslexia, writing, mathematics)
- Focus, Executive Functions, ADD, ADHD
- Study skills
- Social Skills
- Vocational/College interests
What processes are used in an assessment?
A combination of the following procedures may be used:
- Interview with parents/adult patient
- Direct, individualized testing
- Questionnaires from parents/adult patient
- Questionnaires from teachers
- Questionnaires from the adolescent
- Play observation with Dr. Dybell
- Reviews of school records (report cards, achievement test scores, work samples)
- Reviews of prior reports/evaluations
If you are interested in medication as part of a plan of action, please remember that I am not a physician and do not prescribe medication. I can refer you to a physician if you do not have your own resources.
For more information on the assessment process, please see “FAQs About Assessment.”
For more information about insurance, billing, payments, and confidentiality, please see “Office Policies and Practice Information.”
How do I begin the assessment process with Dr. Dybell?
Please call my office (713.218.7004) and we can talk about your needs. With a general plan in mind, dates can be reserved for your initial appointment as well as the actual assessment sessions. A packet of forms and questionnaires will then be mailed to your home address.