What is the evaluation process?

Our Chicago Therapists believe that every person may require a slightly different approach to testing and treatment. For this reason, we begin this process with a brief phone consultation in order to gain an understanding of your specific concerns and needs for assessment. This consultation will help us to create the optimal testing process to uncover and treat the unique set of problems at hand. During this consultation we will also obtain your insurance information, discuss cost of services, and schedule you for your initial testing appointment.

This initial testing appointment will typically be 4-6 hours in length. You will meet one-on-one with your assessment specialist and complete the custom-selected testing measures based on your prior consultation. Typically, testing will be completed during this first session; however, if needed, you may be scheduled for an additional session for further testing.

After you have completed all necessary testing, your assessment specialist will meticulously examine and integrate the testing data into a comprehensive neuropsychological report. Once this report is completed, your specialist will contact you to schedule a one-hour feedback session. Typical turnaround time is 1-2 weeks from start to finish.

During your feedback session, you will meet with your assessment specialist who will carefully explain the results of the evaluation, including areas of ability, strengths and growth areas, diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations.

If indicated, at your request your specialist may help you to communicate with supportive individuals in your life (your current therapist, doctor, psychiatrist, teacher, employer, etc). Your specialist may also be available to continue to meet with you for therapy services to implement appropriate treatment recommendations, or provide you with referrals with whom you may do so.

The Center for Personal Development’s Chicago Therapists can help you and your family.  To learn more about our evaluation services, please contact us.


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