Our Evaluations

The Kahane Center provides both neuropsychological evaluations and psychoeducational evaluations. We use state-of-the-art, standardized measures to develop a detailed profile of learning strengths and weaknesses. Our goal is to gain insight and understanding about how your child learns best so that we can provide you with an effective roadmap to help your child succeed.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

The purpose of a neuropsychological evaluation is to gain a comprehensive understanding  of your child’s strengths and weaknesses. It includes a thorough assessment of cognitive, academic, neuropsychological, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. It looks at areas including:

  • Verbal and nonverbal reasoning
  • Memory and learning
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Attention and executive functioning
  • Visual spatial skills
  • Visual motor integration
  • Processing speed
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Emotional Functioning

The neuropsychological evaluation at The Kahane Center includes approximately 10 hours of testing done over 2-3 days with your child. It includes an initial consultation and final feedback session for the parents with one of our neuropsychologists and Dr. Kahane, as well as a comprehensive written report with the details of our findings, diagnostic impressions, and specific concrete recommendations for all spheres of your child’s life based on the evaluation. 

Psychoeducational evaluation
A psychoeducational evaluation is less broad in scope than a neuropsychological evaluation, and focuses mainly on cognitive and academic functioning, with brief assessments of psychosocial functioning as well. A psychoeducational evaluation involves approximately 4-5 hours of testing. It includes an initial consultation and final feedback session for the parents as well as a written report with the details of our findings and recommendations based on the evaluation.
How to communicate what an evaluation is to your child:
“Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. We are going to meet with someone who will help us to understand your strengths and weaknesses so that together we can make school and learning, (friendships, attention,...) more enjoyable and better for you.”