Psychoeducational Evaluations

On this page you will find information on the different types of Evaluations offered by our Licensed Psychologist. 

* Pricing for Neuropsychological and Neurodevelopmental Evaluations vary. For that reason we offer a complimentary 30min phone assessment with Vanessa Nank (MS) so that you may have a thorough understanding of what the testing entails. To schedule the assessment please call our Front Desk at 239-310-5396.

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Areas of Evaluation Include:

  • Intelligence / Cognitive Skills

  • Psychological Evaluation

  • Academic Achievement

  • Attention / Concentration

  • Learning and Memory

  • Language Skills

  • Perceptual / Spatial Skills

  • Motor Skills

  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

  • Planning, Organization, and Judgment

 

Why may your child need this?

A neuropsychological evaluation should be conducted in any of the following situations:

  • If your child is struggling in school or on standardized tests

  • When there is a large disparity between a child’s potential or effort and his or her academic performance

  • When a child displays difficulties with learning or memory

  • When a child has any history of neurological difficulty

  • When a child has a history of developmental delay (e.g. delayed language or motor activity)

  • If a child has suffered a traumatic brain injury

  • If a child has suffered any toxic exposure (e.g. lead poisoning, alcohol)

  • To document any changes in a child’s abilities or achievement since prior evaluations

IQ Testing $250

This evaluation is recommended for children/adolescents who may be in the process of applying or entering a gifted program. 

Why your child may need this?

  • Admission to public and private schools that require formal documentation of a child’s ability

  • Eligibility for school and extra-curricular gifted programs

  • Frustration with a lack of adequate challenge at school

  • Feelings of isolation due to a child’s talents

Neurodevelopmental Evaluation

​Areas of Evaluation Include:

  • Cognitive and developmental abilities

  • Pre-academic or academic skills

  • Play skills

  • Adaptive function skills

  • Language and communication skills

  • Motor skills

  • Social interaction skills

  • Social-emotional skills

  • Behavior and attention

 

Why may your child need this?

  • When you suspect your child may have a delay in any of the following skill areas 

  • When you suspect your child may have a disorder/disability such as: learning or language disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Any loss or regression of skills at any age

  • If they met any of the following criteria during early development 

8–12 months 
  • Lack of back and forth sharing of smiles, sounds, and facial expressions

  • Does not respond to name

  • Lack of gestures (i.e., pointing, reaching, waving)

12–24 months
  • Delay in language (e.g., no 2-word spontaneous expressions by 24 months)

  • Delay in pretend play skills

  • Repetitive or rigid behaviors

24–36 months+
  • Poor eye contact

  • Lack of reciprocal (back and forth) conversation

  • Appears to be “in own world”

  • Atypical behaviors or play (i.e., flapping, staring at spinning objects, lining things up)

  • Lack of interest in other children

  • Difficulty with transitions

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About our Licensed Psychologist 

Vanessa Nank Licensed Psychologist (MS)

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Vanessa is a licensed School Psychologist who enjoys working with an array of student
populations. She started her career in the human services field as a Career Counselor. She went on to take on roles such as Case Manager, Family Mediator, Educational
Coordinator and College Consultant. Vanessa incorporates both mindfulness and
Heart Math into her practice. Her love for educating students on mindfulness inspired her to write a children’s book, Mindful Me. Vanessa seeks to promote social/emotional
learning, mindfulness, executive function skills, self-love and self care. Her ultimate goal
is to encourage self-awareness to assist students in discovering their true potential and
self worth.