A typical assessment includes the following components:
1) Interview (1 hour)
Dr. DeBastos will obtain information regarding the specific questions or concerns you have about yourself/your child. She will also ask questions about your/your child's medical, educational, and psychosocial history.
2) Testing with you/your child/adolescent (3 to 5 hours)
Dr. DeBastos will work one-on-one with you/your child during this time. Many children, adolescents, and young adults are able to complete the evaluation within a single session (with a one-hour break for lunch); however, in some circumstances it will be necessary to break the assessment into two sessions. For example, if your child is very young or becomes tired easily due to his/her medical condition, two sessions may be needed.
3) Feedback or informing conference (1 to 1 1/2 hours)
Approximately one week after the testing is completed, you will meet with Dr. DeBastos to discuss the results of the evaluation and recommendations for helping you/your child function best.
4) Written report.
After the feedback session is complete, Dr. DeBastos will prepare a detailed report that describes her impressions and recommendations. This will be mailed to you when it is finished. Dr. DeBastos will provide an estimate of the completion time at the feedback session.
FULLY LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - PEDIATRIC NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST