To better understand your child’s strengths and challenges, I am happy to discuss your concerns and assess your child such that you have an objective perspective of your child’s strengths and possible challenges. Here is an example of what is involved in an assessment:
- Parent Interview:
- Obtain your child’s early history including early childhood
- Your child’s medical history
- Learn more about your child’s independent abilities and capabilities in self-care, communication, and social skills
- Checklists for you to complete about your child
- Assessment of your child, such as IQ testing, interview, play-based behavior evaluation
- School observation and consultation with current teacher or providers
- Consultation with other professionals
- Review of school records and other reports/evaluations about your child
- Meeting to review results, diagnosis, recommendations, and written report
- Results will include a discussion of your child’s strengths and challenges.
- The report will provide the assessment results discussed with you, diagnosis, and recommendations, in detail, specific to your child.
- Recommendations provided are specific to the individual and family. For example, recommendations might include requesting specific interventions from the school district or the Regional Center (specific to California). In young children, this might include individualized structured teaching (e.g., applied behavior analysis), and as children get older, this might include specific behavior modifications, communication strategies, and social skills training.
Dr. Cronin performs all of the observations and assessments that engage your child to do his or her best.