The Family CARE Center: Pyschoeducational Assessment Services
Is Your Child Having Trouble in School? Do You Want to Know Why?
If your child is experiencing barriers to be successful in work, school, home or in community settings, a psycho-educational assessment can be helpful in understanding such barriers and working to overcome them. A psychoeducational assessment is used to determine if your child may have a learning disability and its severity. The assessment includes a variety of formal and informal questions, puzzles, and dialogue.
Psychoeducational assessments are important because they can:
- Explain behaviors such as inattention, poor organization, hyperactivity, and low motivation, poor school performance
- Provide required documentation for the need for academic accommodations and remediation
- Assess emotional or behavioral disabilities
Psychoeducational assessments are available to community members from preschool age to adulthood. Referrals are being accepted for:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Learning Disabilities
- Intellectual Disability
- Emotional and/or Behavorial Disability
The Family CARE Center’s psychoeducational assessments include:
- Intelligence testing
- Attention and executive functioning testing
- Memory testing
- Visual-motor integration testing
- Behavioral and emotional screening
- Review of previous test results, report cards, writing samples, etc.
- Consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals working with your child
Based on evaluation results, a comprehensive psychoeducational report will be generated, which can be used by school staff and other service providers in order to guide interventions. Recommendations will be made for specific services.
The Family CARE Center psychoeducational assessment services are provided by the School Psychology Program in the on-site training clinic at the Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education. Evaluations are completed by an advanced graduate student pursuing a specialist degree in school psychology. The student works under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist or school psychologist.
The Family CARE Center is open for assessments Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, and Wednesdays, 11 am - 6 pm. Appointments are made by contacting the center at 305-899-3726 or online.
Please note: The Family CARE Center is closed during Barry University breaks and holidays.
Fees are based on sliding scale according to household income with $50/hour as the minimum fee.
The Family CARE Center does not provide emergency services, detoxification counseling, custody evaluations/decisions, visitation decisions or other forensic work/findings, or care for those with acute mental illnesses. Those requiring these critical care services are referred to the appropriate facilities in the area.
The Family CARE Center does not provide counseling services to Barry Students or Barry University Faculty/Staff. Barry students receive counseling services through the Student Counseling and Psychological Services office on Campus. Counseling for Barry Faculty and Staff is provided through their Employee Assistance Program (EAP) or their health insurance.
In the event of a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.