Adolescent & Adult Evaluations

Often, we are asked, what could happen if I don’t help my child now? I usually respond by saying, ask the teenagers and adults that we see.  Our adult program came from necessity. Parents and siblings of our pediatric clients have come pouring through our doors seeking answers for issues they have always had that have either been poorly treated or not addressed at all.

The good news is that it is NEVER too late.  The fact is, the brain, is the brain, is the brain, is the brain!  It can be rewired at any age and stage of the lifespan, however, just as with children, to be effective we need to identify exactly what area or areas of the brain may be affecting function.

Our Neuro-Developmental evaluation uses a variety of tools to identify what might be happening in your brain that is affecting your ability to produce skills to support efficient functioning and your independence. We provide a thorough evaluation that examines how well your brain is using/processing the information it receives to support your easeful and efficient function.

We use three forms of testing:

  • Standardized tests
  • Physiological and Electro-physiological testing
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Clinical Observations

We don’t outgrow processing disorders, if they are present, we work to compensate around them. Unfortunately, those compensations can cost too much, eroding both quantity and quality of life. The adolescents and adults who requests our evaluation and treatment services, usually struggle with any one or multiple issues including:

  • Poor attention
  • Distractibility/difficulty focusing
  • Anxiety, depression, frustration
  • Poor stress management/coping skills
  • Working ‘too hard’ but not ‘smart’
  • Insomnia
  • Decreased energy/exhausted/ over-work
  • Difficulty multi-tasking
  • Decreased visual processing
  • Decreased speed in reading/ poor enjoyment of reading
  • Difficulty extracting information from visual material
  • Difficulty listening/attending in meetings or lectures
  • Difficulty setting limits
  • Challenges with planning and sequencing
  • Difficulty with identifying details in written and/or auditory information
  • Difficulty with task completion at school, work or home
  • Poor time management
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Poor performance at school or work
  • Decreased motivation
  • Decreased communication of ideas verbally or written
  • Decreased functional independence
  • Poor flexibility and fluidity of thoughts
  • Decreased socialization or social abilities

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I have an evaluation?

    Our priority at TheraPeeds is to ensure that you are maximizing your potential. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your abilities or the efficiency of your abilities, we suggest that you have an evaluation to identify if there are any physiological factors that may be affecting your skills and/or your psychological status.

    Brains and minds interact. Often our adult and adolescent clients find themselves struggling with psychological challenges such as poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety and poor coping abilities. However, this can be related to and aggravated by physiological limitations in the brain. Identifying and addressing these concerns have proven to be pivotal in supporting increased psychological function and overall well-being.   

  • How do I get started?

    Our evaluation process begins with an intake from our intake coordinator. Please note for clients 15 years or older, the interview MUST be done with the person directly (not parent or spouses) as part of the process is to determine your willingness to participate in the evaluation process. In this phone interview, she will ask questions about your function to determine the type of evaluation and the best suited therapist for your evaluation. 

  • What can you tell me about the evaluation process?

    Evaluations begin when the therapist receives your completed paper-work. This is thoroughly reviewed before meeting you and your child.

    Our evaluations involve 4 parts:

    1. Meeting with you to provide in-depth information about the brain and development
    2. Meeting privately to go over details of information provided
    3. Evaluation & results
    4. Treatment planning if necessary
  • What do I need to bring to the evaluation?

    Please dress comfortably for physical activity.

    Please be prepared to write copious notes given the vast amounts of information we provide.

  • How do I get started?

    Our evaluation process begins with an intake from our intake coordinator. In this phone interview, she will ask questions about your child and their history to determine the type of evaluation and the best suited therapist for your child’s evaluation.

  • Can I request a particular therapist?

    All of our clinicians have over 10 years of experience and have been trained in the H.O.P.E method. Because they all bring their specialty training to this model, we are certain that you will be provided with thorough information and a treatment plan that is consistent with the care we offer at TheraPeeds. Our clinical director is involved in the treatment planning for all of our clients.

  • What happens after the evaluation?

    Post your treatment planning meeting with your therapist, you will be assigned a client care professional who will then meet with you to walk you through the next steps in the process. They are ready to support you with the logistics of scheduling, payment, housing suggestions and many other needs.

    Because we in no-way want to pressure you, we follow up within 2 weeks to check in on any questions and to support you in determining the best next steps for your family.

  • What does the evaluation fee include?

    Our evaluations include:

    1. In-depth information about the brain and your functioning
    2. Private meeting to go over details of information provided
    3. Evaluation and results
    4. Treatment planning if necessary
    5. Summary of Findings Form that highlights the major concern areas and provides treatment plan and further recommendations 
  • What if I am from out of town?

    We suggest that our out of town clients plan to spend the day with us and DO NOT make any travel plans for the evening or night of your evaluation.