Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation Specialist

Dr. Reiss provides in-depth psychological evaluations to children from the ages of birth to 21 years. Child’s Best is located in Murray Hill, New York helping families from throughout the city and the surrounding Tri-State area.

When symptoms are unclear or complicated, a psychological assessment can provide invaluable information to arrive at an accurate diagnosis and guide appropriate treatment. We use state-of-the-art, evidence-based psychological tests, interviews, and other assessment tools to clarify even the most complicated symptoms. We provide psychological evaluations to children, adolescents, and young adults (age’s birth to 21 years, 11months) for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities/Academic Problems
  • Determining Cognitive and Academic Strengths & Weaknesses
  • Gifted Evaluations
  • School Entry Evaluations
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Conduct Problems
  • Information Processing Problems
  • Executive Dysfunction
  • Independent Mental Health Evaluations

After your evaluation, you will return for a feedback meeting in which you will be given a detailed explanation of test results, diagnostic impressions, and recommendations, with ample opportunity to ask questions. Each evaluation comes with a comprehensive written report, which includes a full explanation of test results, accurate diagnoses, documentation of appropriate accommodations, treatment recommendations, and referral information. The results of the testing also inform the tailored recommendations we create specifically for your child. The recommendations section of the report is an action plan for the resolution and aid of the concerns that led you to request this evaluation. The recommendations will provide support for your child and family within the home, school, and community environments. Our goal is to provide each patient with a roadmap to address current concerns and move forward.

All evaluations are College Board/ETS compliant. They can also be used to obtain Section 504 accommodations and Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) in schools. The testing components of this evaluation are required in order to pursue educational, medical, and/or disability services. The standardized information from tests allows your child to be directly compared with same-age peers, which is necessary for decisions that have to be made about disability issues, legal matters, and educational placement. The final report will serve as the report on record and as your medical documentation. The developmental-behavioral and psychological report is a legal document that can be used at the parents’ discretion to pursue and obtain educational, therapeutic, or medical services, as well as pursuing benefits from your insurance and social security. The report can be submitted to the Department of Education (DOE) in order to receive services from the DOE.

*The office will evaluate for conduct disorders and schizophrenia and provide short-term care but is unable to provide long-term care for such disorders. We will provide referrals in such cases.

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