Caregiver’s Role During the Evaluation

Caregivers are welcome to be present throughout the evaluation, including during standardized testing.  However, you may be asked to sit outside your child’s field of vision during testing.  If you feel your child may do better if you are not present, there are one-way mirrors and a sound monitor available to allow you to view your child at all times. If you observe within the room, it is important not to break up standardized testing with questions or attempt to correct your child’s behaviors as this may interfere with testing. 

You will be provided with a paper and pen so you do not forget the comments or questions you think of during your child’s testing.  During the parent interview, the evaluating therapist will encourage you to ask questions, make comments, or discuss concerns while your child is playing out of listening range, whenever possible.