Assessment

ASSESSMENT


RNBC is well-known for conducting extremely thorough, accurate, and sensitive assessments. Our clinical assessments consist of various components, including:

  • Spending time with the child
  • Reviewing medical and school records
  • Consulting other professionals who have treated the child
  • Interviewing the parents
  • Observing the child at school
  • Detailed neurobehavioral assessment (when necessary)
Neuropsychological AssessmentSpeech and Language Assessment
Social Emotional Learning AssessmentsVirtual Developmental Assessments 


Interested in receiving an assessment at RNBC?

If you are a new patient to RNBC and are looking for services in the area of neuropsychological assessment, speech/language, or psychiatry services, please call the following number: 312–563-0259.

If you are an existing patient at RNBC and need to reschedule, cancel, or speak to someone about your existing appointment, please call 847–933-9339. New patient services will not be supported through this number. Please call 312–563-0259 if you are a new patient seeking services.

Neuropsychological & Psychological Assessments

We offer testing services for children as young as 18 months of age through young adults. Tests are designed to assess specific problems such as symptoms related to ADHD, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral problems, social difficulties, or developmental delays. The number of hours required for testing can vary according to the presenting problem and the age of the child. The tests help determine the child’s emotional status, how the child processes different kinds of information, academic functioning, social abilities and the nature of a child’s problem-solving skills. As Rush is a teaching hospital, qualified doctoral-level externs are involved in a portion of the evaluation under the direct supervision of a licensed psychologist. 

Clinicians:

Ashley Lambert, Psy.D
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Erin Caskey, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Lindsay (Hardy) Duffy, Psy.D
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Meir Hauser, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Amanda R. Lucchetti, Psy.D, ABPP-CN
Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Nicole Summers, Psy.D
Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow
Instructor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Gabrielle Patton, Psy.D
Junior Post-Doctoral Fellow
Instructor of Behavioral Sciences

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Virtual Developmental Assessments

We are proud to offer virtual developmental assessments for children 4 and under. During this assessment process, caregivers who are concerned over their child’s development will meet virtually with a neuropsychologist over the course of two to three virtual sessions. During this time, the clinician will complete a comprehensive developmental interview and guide you through a standardized, virtual assessment via video observation. Similar to the in-person assessments, following the testing appointments, the clinician will set up a feedback session to discuss the results of the evaluation and discuss recommendations for next steps.

Clinicians:

Amanda R. Lucchetti, Psy.D, ABPP-CN
Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

 

Meir Hauser, Psy.D
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

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Speech and Language Assessments

We offer testing services for children as young as 18 months old through young adults. Testing is designed to assess for specific problems such as symptoms related to communication disorders including difficulties with oral-motor movement and articulation, language challenges such as delays in receptive or expressive language development, social pragmatics, struggles with reading, and stuttering. The number of hours required for testing varies according to the presenting problem and the age of the child. The tests help determine the child’s communication abilities. This assessment can be completed independently by the speech language pathologist or as a part of a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment in conjunction with the neuropsychologist. 

Clinicians:

Kristen Vincent, M.A., CCC‐SLP
Licensed Speech ‑Language Pathologist
Instructor – Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences

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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Assessments

We are proud to offer a social-emotional learning (SEL) assessment service for children who struggle to make and keep friends, who are not accepted by peers, or who have a difficult time interacting effectively. The purpose of the assessment service is to help children and their parents understand more specifically their social strengths and weaknesses, and to develop a plan to address each child’s unique needs.

Candidates for an SEL assessment include children between 6 and 14 who have completed a comprehensive psychological or neuropsychological assessment within the past year, and who experience significant social difficulties that have not been clearly explained by prior assessments. 

For more information about our SEL assessments please click here

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Our Report to You

After gathering the necessary information, we analyze it to determine the child’s neurobehavioral strengths and weaknesses. Having arrived at a diagnosis, we create an individualized treatment plan consisting of the interventions that will build on the child’s strengths to help them overcome their social, emotional, behavioral and academic challenges.

The report is then shared with the parents and (when appropriate) the child’s school or doctor.  A feedback for the client is done when age appropriate. 

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