What to Expect During an Evaluation
“It always seems impossible, until it’s done.”
Why Was I Referred for an Evaluation?
- Establish a baseline of cognitive and emotional functioning
- Document skills before problems become apparent
- Help to establish the progression of functioning
- Identify problems related to medical conditions that can affect thinking skills
- Help tell apart between illnesses that can have similar symptoms
- Help plan treatment to maximize strengths and overcome weaknesses
- Identify accommodations that may be helpful in maximizing functioning at work or school
What Should I Bring to the Evaluation?
- Your ID and insurance cards
- Cash, check, or credit card for any co-pay you may have
- Glasses / reading glasses
- Light snack and a drink (we can provide water and coffee)
- A list of your current medications
- A list of doctors you would like us to send your final report to (the report will automatically be sent to the referring provider)
- The date and time of your next appointment with the referring provider
What Happens During the Appointment?
What Is the Evaluation Like?
- Working memory
- Processing speed
- Visuospatial abilities
- Executive abilities
- Social-emotional functioning
When Do I Get My Results?
Following the testing, your doctor will take some time to review the scores and integrate the information into a treatment plan and recommendations.
Your test scores will be compared to scores from large groups of healthy individuals who are your age, your education, your gender, and/or your racial/ethnic background in order to determine whether your abilities fall within the normal range of functioning and to identify your personal strengths and weaknesses.
You will receive a copy of your results within 1-2 weeks of the evaluation and will have an opportunity to schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss the results with your doctor.
What Happens After the Evaluation?
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