Evaluation Services

About Our Services:

Evaluation services are provided by Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Tracy Johnson. Dr. Johnson has been providing comprehensive evaluation services for over 20 years. Evaluation reports are provided within 3 weeks, and we are currently accepting new clients. We are proud to offer services without a waitlist.

For questions, or to schedule an evaluation, please give our office call: 713-466-1360 or email us: center@cy-hopecounseling.org

The Cy-Hope Counseling Center is able to evaluate clients for many conditions and disorders, such as:

  • Dyslexia
  • Specific Learning Disorders in Reading, Mathematics, and/or Written Expression
  • ADHD (Inattentive, Hyperactive, or Combined Type)
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Nonverbal Learning Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Pre-schoolers At-Risk for Learning Disorders
  • Articulation, Fluency, Receptive & Expressive Language, and Pragmatic Language
  • Pre-Surgical Evaluations
  • Giftedness/IQ 

Types of Evaluations:

  • Comprehensive ADHD Evaluation
  • Targeted ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation
  • Giftedness/IQ Evaluation
  • Academic Testing & Accommodations
  • Pre-Surgical Evaluation 
  • Autism Comprehensive Evaluation

An evaluation provides a better understanding of a person's strengths and weaknesses in cognitive, academic, social, language, and emotional functioning. Recommendations will be provided to help increase the child's functioning, as well as suggest accommodations and interventions.

Comprehensive ADHD Evaluation (ages 4+)  

  • Assessment of attention and concentration, executive functioning, memory and learning, language, visual-perceptual skills, and social-emotional functioning as well as a test of IQ/intellectual functioning to help determine strengths and growth areas and screeners of academic achievement.  
  • Includes an assessment of co-existing mental health conditions along with conditions that mimic ADHD (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders).

Targeted ADHD Diagnostic Evaluation (ages 4+) 

This is a brief, targeted assessment of attention, cognitive, and executive functioning skills. Appropriate for those with a specific diagnostic question related to the presence of ADHD and neither emotional/behavioral testing nor academic achievement testing is needed.  

Comprehensive Psychological & Personality Evaluation 

·     Helps provide diagnostic clarification to determine the presence of a psychological condition (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar, psychotic disorder).
·     Provide insight into psychological conditions or other factors that are affecting the client.
·     Understand cognitive functioning, feelings, underlying emotional issues, emotional regulation, frustration tolerance, etc.
·     Helps reveal which areas the client is doing well and which areas are in need of growth. Useful for determining treatment options and helping physicians made medication decisions.

Giftedness/IQ Evaluation (ages 4+) 

Common purposes include:
·     When a parent believes her/his child might benefit from the gifted and talented program (e.g., Horizons) or school.
·     Application to a private school.
  • Obtain an idea of the child’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses and cognitive potential.

Academic Testing & Accommodation (ages 4+)  

Common purposes include:
·     Help determine eligibility for special education services and whether the child is in need of related services through an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan.
·     Identify academic/cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
·     Develop learning plan or interventions to help the child progress.

Pre-surgical Psychological Screening (adults only)  

·     Sometimes required by the person’s insurance to assess suitability as a candidate for certain medical procedures (e.g., Spinal Cord Stimulation for patients with severe pain, Bariatric Surgery, etc.)
·     Explores any suspicions of emotional/psychological instability, personality concerns, suspicion of poor/inadequate coping, markedly unusual reaction to medicine or treatment, social supports, etc.
-Occasionally, a physician might want to explore a person’s cognitive functioning or competence.  Typically in this case, a psychological or neuropsychological evaluation will be necessary instead.            

Autism Evaluation (Age 6+) 

·     This involves a comprehensive approach using standardized assessments for those suspected of having ASD based on screening results.
·     A thorough approach is taken incorporating information from a variety of sources such as:  parent interview in order to obtain a detailed review of client’s background (e.g., health history, progression of developmental milestones, family history); parent/guardian/ teacher rating scales specific to ASD; direct – one-on-one assessment with the client; etc.
·     Involves assessment of:  Intellectual/Cognitive skills, Developmental progress to determine if the client is learning basic skills when they should or if they might have delays; Social Communication and Social InteractionAdaptive functioning (e.g., age appropriate self-care skills), Receptive and Expressive languageBehavior patterns.
  • Provides insight into psychological or other factors that are affecting the client.  Includes an assessment of co-existing mental health conditions along with conditions that mimic ADHD (e.g., anxiety disorders, mood disorders).
·     Useful for identifying early behavioral/educational interventions for children.
·     Helpful for adults in identifying appropriate supports and community resources.
·     Helping for determining eligibility for services under the disability category of autism under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)

 

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