THE FIRST STEP IS KNOWING.
The CARD Assessment Center provides developmental assessments and consultations for
children, adolescents, and young adults.
Developmental evaluations provide useful diagnostic and prognostic information for a wide variety of suspected and confirmed neurological and psychiatric disorders. When indicated, that information can then be used to develop tailored treatment programs. Through standardized tests and procedures, developmental assessments are used to evaluate many areas of functioning. They can test intelligence (e.g., IQ) and achievement, as well as areas of functioning that impact performance in school, relationships with family and friends, and behaviors in the home and community.
WHY GET AN EVALUATION?
One of the most common reasons to get an evaluation is that someone is experiencing difficulty in one or more areas of functioning (e.g., school, peers, work). Typically, assessments are administered to diagnose or rule out developmental disabilities or to establish a baseline of the client’s functioning. Once a baseline has been established, intervention programs can be designed.
Assessments may be necessary to identify:
Autism spectrum disorder
Attention deficit disorder