Testing and Feedback
You may have been told your child need one of the following testing types: Psychological, Neuropsychological, Psychoeducational, Developmental, Neurodevelopmental, Academic, or another type of assessment. In psychology, there are a lots of words to describe the process and different testing types.At their core, testing is a way of using structured and standardized testing tools to gather information about a child’s strengths, challenges, and needs.
Here’s a simple orientation page on how the assessment process works.
How it Works
Feedback & Review
Step 1 – Make the Call
Call 603-810-0782 to schedule an Intake Appointment
Step 2 – Complete Intake Paperwork
Complete paperwork online. This paperwork includes a description of services, office policies, contact information, and a developmental history form.
Step 3 – Gather Information
We will work together to gather information such as school, medical, and mental health records to bring to the intake appointment. Also, parents and other caregivers, such as teachers or daycare providers, may be asked to complete checklists or to speak with Dr. Kroodsma.
Step 4 – Intake Appointment
Complete the Intake appointment (2 hours). The intake appointment is scheduled for two hours and can be completed in person or remotely. During this appointment you will describe your concerns and questions you want answered through the assessment process. Dr. Kroodsma will ask questions about background information, such as early development, family, medical, and academic history.
Step 5 – In-Person Testing
Complete in-person testing appointments (time and frequency vary by age and issue). Testing appointments are in person at Morning Star Psychological Services office in Wilton, New Hampshire. Depending on the age of the child, testing appointments may be as short as two hours, or as long as four (with breaks, of course). There are usually a total of two to four appointments for direct testing.
Step 6 – Feedback Session
During the Feedback session the full assessment report with be shared, results explained, and recommendations reviewed. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance on next steps.