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Assessment Process


Each assessment begins with an interview with the person requesting the assessment or their parents, as appropriate. During the interview we discuss:

  • Your goals for the assessment

  • Details about the assessment process

  • Current and historical information relevant to the assessment process

  • Identify other individuals or organazations (e.g., schools and testing boards) who will provide information for the assessment and receive information from it

  • Determine whether or not it would be helpful to observe you the client in one or more settings (e.g., home, school, after-school sports or clubs, etc.)


You or your child, depending on who the assessment is for, completes a variety of tests, some like puzzles, others more academic, depending on your asssessment goals.

Some characteristics of testing at Spark:

  • EngagingMany of the tools we use feel like games or puzzles. 

  • Dynamic—Assessment batteries are selected and modified based on information obtained as we progress through the assessment.

  • Usually takes 6-8 hours, split up into 2 or 3 sessions


We compile all of the information that we have gathered from you, other sources you have identified (teachers, coaches, etc.), and testing in a report. This report contains:

  • Current and historical information about real-world functioning, organized to provide context for test findings

  • Test scores and percentiles, as well as an analysis of the patterns seen among the scores

  • Conclusions about functioning, including areas of strength and weakness, as well as any applicable diagnoses (e.g., a learning disorder or ADHD)

  • Recommendations for supporting learning and growth in the cognitive and social domains across home, school, and other applicable settings. 


After the feedback session, we're still here to support you. We're happy to provide

  • Meet with school personnel or other professionals to explain the results of our assessment

  • Assist with referrals to speech therapists, occupational therapists, or other professionals who carry out suggested recommendations

  • Provide additional information about resources referenced in our recommendations

  • Discuss future testing whenever you feel that it would be beneficial

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