Dr. Sam takes a comprehensive approach in her evaluations to assess individual strengths, challenges, diagnostic implications, and for providing specific and individualized recommendations.
All assessments include an intake to discuss goals, what you have or your child has been experiencing, and developmental history. This helps us determine how to move forward in the assessment process. In addition, Dr. Sam may administer questionnaires to you, teachers, or other caregivers to gather information regarding observations of skills and behaviors from different perspectives and environments. She may also request permission to speak with teachers, other caregivers, specialists, and/or providers to best understand you or your child's functioning across settings.
After the assessment process, a final feedback session is held to discuss results and interpretations, diagnostic implications, and recommendations. Dr. Sam finds that the feedback session is critical for writing the final report as you know yourself or your child best. She wants to make sure that all of the information is clear, understandable, and accurate, and that you work collaboratively to create a plan for moving forward.