Psychological Testing Checklist
Steps to take BEFORE the initial video meeting with Dr. Pratt:
RegisteringDr. Pratt schedules all appointments online. To register and schedule an initial video meeting with Dr. Pratt, please click on the Book Now button below:
Consent FormLegally, Dr. Pratt needs a signed consent form before the initial meeting. Please click on the link to download and complete the Psychological Testing Consent Form. Please email the signed form to Dr. Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please complete our developmental questionnaire on a laptop or desktop computer. We do not recommend using a cell phone, iPad or other tablet. The Developmental Questionnaire will not save if you complete it in a web browser window.
Instead, please save the form to your computer desktop and open it with Adobe Acrobat Reader before typing anything. Please click here to download the Developmental Questionnaire.
The initial meeting by video is typically 50 to 70 minutes long. This meeting is a time to review the student's history and determine if psychological testing is needed. Dr. Pratt will send a video link the morning of the meeting.
Initial Meeting by Video
Steps to take AFTER the initial meeting if you are proceeding with psychological testing:
Deposit for TestingDr. Pratt accepts debit or credit card payments through Paypal. Click here to Pay for Testing.
Dr. Pratt completes all testing sessions in his Los Altos office, and sessions are typically 90-minutes long. Students should not come to testing if they are showing any signs of illness, and there is no late cancellation fee.
In-Person Testing Sessions
Dr. Pratt needs a Release of Information form to speak with professionals who work with your child. Please type, print and sign a Release of Information Form. Please include the name, role in client's life and email address for each professional who works with the student.
Release of Information
Parents and teachers will be asked to complete rating scales. You will receive two or three emails with a separate link for each form. There will be separate emails for each parent; rating scales are not valid when completed together. Dr. Pratt will contact you to discuss which teachers should receive these forms.
Parents gather records that Dr. Pratt needs for psychological testing. When available, Dr. Pratt prefers to have records in a PDF format. Please do not send jpg files. Please share records using www.dropbox.com. Please create a folder with your child's name and share it with Dr. Pratt as an Editor with the email email@example.com. Please put all records in one folder with no subfolders. It is helpful to name records with the date first (e.g., "2023 01 02 IEP Initial"). Do not include the student's name in the file name.
Dr. Pratt needs all medical, mental health and other records. Please see the link below for a list of Medical and Other Records that are needed.
Medical and Other Records
Dr. Pratt needs all school records and previous evaluations regarding your child. Click here for recommendations on requesting school records. For public schools, the request must be in writing, and they may charge a copying fee. It should take less than a week for your child's school to a copy of all educational records.
Emails to and from your child's teacher and other school staff can provide Dr. Pratt with a more complete picture of your child's strengths, areas of concern and accommodations. Please gather any emails that would help to create an accurate picture of your child and their education. Please do not forward emails to Dr. Pratt; instead, print to PDF so they can be shared as a document. Emails can be uploaded to dropbox.com along with school records.
Please email us a digital photo of your child. This helps Dr. Pratt to remember your child clearly over time. Please also share a few brief video clips of child in a comfortable setting, such as social interactions at home.
Digital Photos and Videos
If you have any questions, click here to email Dr. Brendan Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.