Why do I need to include the educational consultation portion of the evaluation?

Beacon Assessment Center clinicians aim to comprehensively evaluate children in order to clarify diagnostic questions, as well as to include appropriate treatment recommendations. The educational portion of the evaluation is essential and inseparable from the neuropsychological portion of the comprehensive evaluation. In most cases, children with learning, developmental, or neurological disorders require special education supports. As such, within the evaluation process it is important to gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature and extent of a child’s issues relate to learning and education. Therefore, in order to prescribe appropriate treatment interventions standardized testing that is for educational purposes is required for children over age 6.