Scheduling Psychological Testing

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Please note that parent meetings and school meetings are completed by video conference only.

Initial Meeting

The initial meeting with Dr. Pratt takes 50 to 70 minutes, and it is held by video conference. The purpose of the meeting is to review the student's history and determine if psychological testing is needed. The initial meeting is generally for parents only. Please see the link below for steps to take before the initial meeting: Psychological Testing Checklist.

School Observations

Students are generally observed for one hour at school before testing begins. After the initial meeting, if an observation is appropriate, parents should contact the school to schedule a convenient time for the observation. The observation should be coordinated with an administrator to ensure that someone is available to accompany Dr. Pratt during the observation. Scheduling should also be confirmed with the teacher. Parents must sign a release of information form to permit Dr. Pratt and school personnel to discuss the student's history and needs. Parents should not come to the observation.

Testing Sessions

Students generally need seven 90-minute psychological testing sessions. Because most tests are untimed, the number of sessions will vary by need. Please make sure that the student is well-rested, well-fed and healthy during the session. Please stay home if the student has any symptoms of illness: fever, persistent cough, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath, loss of taste or loss of smell. There is no fee for last minute cancellations.

Final Meeting

The final meeting meeting is 50 to 70 minutes long, and it is also held by video conference. The final meeting is a time to review the results and recommendations of the psychological testing. A draft of the report is sent a half hour before the meeting. Please be sure that you have reserved time to read the report so it can be discussed in detail at the meeting. If rating scales and school records are not received promptly, then it may delay the final meeting date.