The length of the evaluation session(s) depends primarily on your child. The amount of sessions
needed to complete your child’s psychoeducational evaluation depend on your child’s age, level of
attention or distractibility, ability level, response style, stamina or fatigue, and the areas we are
assessing. In addition, the amount of time needed to establish a rapport with children varies with each
individual. We begin the evaluation only after establishing a rapport with your child. Throughout the
evaluation session(s), we strive to maintain your child’s level of comfort by providing short breaks
and allowing him or her to work at their own pace.
On average, an intellectual assessment (“Gifted” evaluation) takes 1 to 1 ½ hours. A comprehensive
psychoeducational evaluation for learning difficulties takes approximately 4 to 6 hours. A
comprehensive evaluation for attentional or socialemotional difficulties can take up to 7 hours. These
estimates are for the time we spend working one on one with your child. Consultation and interviews
with parents and students, review of background information, test preparation, and report writing all
require additional time

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