We offer a variety of assessment and intervention services for individuals. Our assessment process differs depending on the specific concern and may change as our team learns more about the client. If you are interested in an autism spectrum disorder evaluation, please visit the Diagnostic Autism Evaluation page.
If you believe your child may benefit from an evaluation at the UGA School Psychology Clinic, first contact the clinic and speak with the clinic coordinator. The clinic coordinator is available to answer questions, explain the process, discuss the referring concern, and make appointments.
After you have made an appointment, we will send you a packet of information with a confirmation of the appointment, information about the evaluation and payment options, directions to our clinic, and a parking pass. Rating scales for parents and teachers to complete may be sent via traditional mail, email, or a combination.
The graduate student clinician assigned to your child's case will contact you one to two weeks prior to the appointment. He or she will ask more in-depth questions in order to ensure that we address all of your concerns during the evaluation and to answer any questions you may have about the evaluation.
We conduct a feedback session about two weeks after the evaluation. This is also when we share the results of the evaluation along with any diagnoses. The most important part of our evaluation process is determining what steps might be taken to assist you and your child in overcoming any behavioral or academic challenges he/she may be encountering in or outside of school. Thus, a major component of the feedback session and the report to be provided to you will be a set of recommendations to help address these challenges. The official psychoeducational report will be mailed to you after the feedback session.
The evaluation process differs depending on the specific referral concern and occasionally will change as our team learns more about the client throughout the assessment.