1) INITIAL MEETING: Dr. Singer will meet with you to gather background information and determine which tests will be administered based on the concerns and questions regarding your child. Depending on your child’s age and specific circumstances, he/she may be invited to attend the initial meeting.
2) GATHERING RELEVANT INFORMATION: At the initial meeting, Dr. Singer will provide forms for you, your child’s teachers and your child to complete at home. Prior to beginning the testing, and with your consent, Dr. Singer may also consult with any other practitioners working with your child (e.g. therapist, tutor, etc.) regarding their independent observations.
3) TESTING: Following the initial meeting, Dr. Singer will decide on an appropriate battery of tests designed to meet the specific needs of your child and to answer the referral questions. Testing sessions are scheduled on weekdays between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM and take place at Dr. Singer’s office in Mount Kisco, New York (Westchester County). The number of testing sessions will depend on your child's age and temperament, but typically the testing is completed in two or three sessions.
4) REPORT: When the testing sessions have been completed, Dr. Singer will prepare a comprehensive written report that describes in detail the test results, her interpretation of the test data, and her recommendations. This report will include an Appendix with the quantitative test results and will usually be completed within one month after the final testing session.
5) FEEDBACK: Once the report is completed, Dr. Singer will schedule a meeting with you to discuss her findings, review the report and make recommendations for your child. She will present suggestions for ways to provide assistance to your child both within the school setting and outside of school. When appropriate, and with your consent, feedback may also be given directly to your child.
6) ADVOCACY: Should you decide to pursue obtaining additional services within the school, Dr. Singer is available to attend Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings to serve as an advocate for your child. She can assist with developing appropriate goals and will work collaboratively with your child's school to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Classification that best meets your child's specific needs.
7) RELEASE OF INFORMATION/CONFIDENTIALITY: Maintaining confidentiality is of utmost importance to Dr. Singer. Since many parents wish to share the results of the assessment with their child’s teachers, therapists and other professionals, you will have the option of signing a “Release of Information” form. If you choose to sign this form, Dr. Singer will gladly speak directly with other professionals about your child and the testing results with the goal of assisting you in obtaining the appropriate services.