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WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
What are psychological evaluations commonly used for?
Often times psychological evaluations are requested when there are questions about how to help a person function within daily life. Within children, common questions are usually in response to learning problems, delays in talking, behavioral problems, or when a child demonstrates persistent sadness, anger, or nervousness in addition to physical disorders.
In adolescents and adults, the questions are similar, but also usually involve how the symptoms might affect school, work, and family life more specifically.
There are also times when an evaluation may be requested as part of legal proceedings to help understand the factors that led to the events. These reports are also used to develop rehabilitation plans.
What should I bring to the evaluation?
It would be helpful to the clinician if you brought anything that can help the clinician understand the client’s background history. This may include:
Current IEP’s or 504 Plans
If the child is in foster care, a copy of the records you have in your possession
If you are not the guardian, guardianship papers and/or an authorization for the child to be seen.
If it is for a legal case, police reports, and any information that can help outline the individual's legal history would be helpful.
You can also ask your pediatrician or the school to fax (405.493.6760) a copy of these materials to the office prior to the evaluation. This will expedite the report writing and results phase of the process.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING THE EVALUATION?
When an individual is referred for an evaluation, steps are taken to work with the individual’s school (if appropriate) and physician to understand their background history. They will also be asked to complete a number of questionnaires and test batteries to better understand symptoms.
The clinician will then score this information and talk with the family about the results. This information is used by the clinician to identify the best services for that individual so he/she can once again begin making progress.
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE RATES?
I do not offer a sliding scale, but do bill insurance. You are able to pay the balance after remittance advice is received on a monthly basis until the amount is paid in full. All billing is sent through Kareo.com.
ALL ABOUT THERAPY
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Dr. Reeves does not provide counseling services. But, through the evaluation process, she is able to make recommendations, based on the results to help with identifying what strategies would be of most help within therapy.
While therapy services are not offered at the present office, she does work with a number of community partners and would welcome the opportunity to help build a connection with them.