The Testing Process

After completing an initial consultation with the client, or in the case of children, parents, testing appointments are scheduled.

Depending on the age of the client, testing typically is completed over a series of two to three sessions that are approximately two to three hours in length.

Testing is conducted at our office and does not involve needles, machines, or invasive technology. Instead, it requires clients to complete a series of standardized tests that evaluate what their brains can and can't do. For example, they are asked to pay attention, to remember, and to follow instructions.

Dr. Delehant uses this information to determine if the client is having difficulty from a brain-functioning standpoint, what is causing the difficulty, and what can be done to help.

After testing is complete, a follow-up session is scheduled--typically two to three weeks later. In this meeting, Dr. Delehant reviews the results with the client, or in the case of children, the parents, and discusses options for intervention. Reports typically are mailed to the client or parents two weeks after the feedback session. Clients are strongly encouraged to keep a copy of this report.

Intervention and Follow-Up

When appropriate, Dr. Delehant provides working memory and cognitive training services for clients ages 4 and older.

Just as the body needs exercise to become stronger, so does the brain. We offer Cogmed Working Memory Training to help clients improve attention, learning and memory skills.

Dr. Delehant also provides referrals for clients looking for support. She is a professional member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders and of the International Dyslexia Association. Dr. Delehant also provides referrals to other professionals when necessary. Although she does not prescribe medication or provide psychotherapy services, Dr. Delehant has a vast network of physicians, psychologists, and other professionals that she works with on a regular basis.

Special Tests

We offer a variety of tests for clients facing specific challenges.  These testing services are not typically covered by health insurance.

Disability Determination tests whether a person is capable of working from a psychological/neuropsychological standpoint.

Federal Aviation Administration Evaluations for clients with a history of attention or other difficulties applying for a pilot's license, assessing their current functioning, and assisting in determining their suitability for flying aircraft.

Need for Testing Accommodations determines whether accommodations are needed for standardized testing such as the ACT/SAT, the GRE, the GMAT, and the LSAT.

Testing for Kindergarten Readiness determines if children younger than 5 years of age are ready for early entry to kindergarten.Testing to determine if a child is gifted and suitable academic placement.

Healthy Brain Evaluations are for clients who are proactive about their overall health and who simply want to determine if their brain is functioning appropriately and strategies for maintaining brain health.

For further information about these evaluations, please contact Dr. Delehant.