About the Appointments

Initial Conversation

The process begins with an initial conversation, typically by phone,  to briefly discuss your concerns and the evaluation process. If it is determined that an evaluation is in your child's best interests, an evaluation is scheduled. The evaluation process includes three types of appointments:

1. Intake

The evaluation begins with an initial intake session, typically without your child present. During this session, you have the opportunity to fully explain your concerns.  Dr. Aronson will ask detailed questions and collect a complete history. 

A full review of your child's academic record, and consultation with other providers (with your permission) is part of the process. Please bring copies of any prior psychological or educational testing, relevant medical records, and school records (e.g., report cards, standardized testing results, IEP, 504 plan), as well as names and contact information for any physicians, health care providers, or other professionals that work with your child. 

2. Assessment

The assessment portion of the evaluation takes several hours. It may be completed in one day, or it may spread across several sessions depending on the issues being considered and the age of your child. 

The assessment includes paper and pencil tasks, computer tasks, and hands-on activities.  Teachers also will provide information to get a complete perspective on your child's case. In some cases, a school visit may be scheduled to observe the child’s behavior in context. There are no shots, no invasive or painful procedures, and no brain imaging procedures in neuropsychological assessment.  

3. Feedback

Approximately one to two weeks after the assessment is completed, Dr. Aronson will meet with you to review the results of diagnostic testing and to discuss recommendations tailored to your child's specific needs.

A written report will be provided following the feedback session that describes the results and recommendations for intervention, services, and accommodations to best support your child’s growth and development.