2. Evaluate

Specific tests will be administered over the course of 2 to 3 sessions to help address the following questions about the child:

  1. Why does the child continue to have difficulty adjusting to work demands at school?
  2. The child’s behavior has recently changed making it increasingly difficult for family and friends to interact with her. Does she suffer from a mental illness and what form of mental health services would help?
  3. After the child was diagnosed with a medical condition (or was involved in an accident), his thinking, memory, attention, and planning skills appear to have worsened – is there any way to confirm my concerns? What can be done to help?

In addition to classroom observations, I will consider conducting home-based assessments, if the child is more comfortable in that setting.