About Your Visit

Preparation for your appointment

1. INITIAL INTERVIEW

2. TESTING SESSION

3. SCORING, ANALYSIS/INTERPRETATION, AND REPORT WRITING

4. FEEDBACK SESSION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

 

1. INITIAL INTERVIEW

During the initial interview, Dr. Wager conducts a thorough history taking of the individual and family.  He will collect background information and review current concerns to determine the type of assessment to complete.  Pertinent medical records should be brought in for review. For children, adolescents, and young adults, copies of report cards, standardized tests, and other relevant records should also be brought in for review.  

 

2. TESTING SESSION

The testing session is typically done over a two day period and will typically last from 4-6 hours of face-to-face time, depending on the individual and what is needed.  After the testing has concluded, there may be additional school observations where Dr. Wager will be in contact with school administrators to observe the individual in their environment (i.e., class and playground) or phone conversation with primary teachers, caretakers, family members, physicians, etc.. 

 

3. SCORING, ANALYSIS/INTERPRETATION, AND REPORT WRITING

After the testing sessions are complete, time will be spent to score, compile, and interpret the raw testing data and write a detailed report with intervention and recommendation plans to best help the individual. This portion typically takes 5-8 hours to complete. 

 

4. FEEDBACK SESSION WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

This is where the client, their family, and Dr. Wager come together to go through the results of the assessment.  This final step will typically last one hour, and at this meeting, there will be a thorough explanation of cognitive, learning, and psychological strengths and weaknesses, the diagnosis (if any), requirements of accommodations, and how to help the client be more functional in their environments by giving specific and individualized recommendations or a plan.  

 

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