On August 1, 2018, The Brighton Evaluation Center will open its doors to offer educational evaluations to the Greater Baton Rouge community. If you would like more information or would like to schedule, please use the link at the end of this page.
Our mission at the Brighton Evaluation Center is to develop a comprehensive picture of a client’s cognitive, social, and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Analysis of testing results can lead to a diagnosis and suggested recommendations for growth and accommodations for success in school or in the work place.
Clients are evaluated to establish a learning and behavioral profile which includes:
- Intellectual or Cognitive Ability
- Fine Motor Skill
- Attention and Behavior
- Auditory and Visual Processing
- Oral and Written Language Ability
- Pre-Academic and Academic Skill
- Emotional, and Social Functioning
We evaluate clients with the following suspected learning disabilities and/or related disorders:
- Intellectual Functioning
- Dyslexia (Written Language Disorder)
- Expressive or Receptive Language Disorders
- ADHD (Inattentive, Hyperactive, or Combined Type)
- Fine Motor Impairment (Handwriting)
- Communication or Oral Language Disorders
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Nonverbal Learning Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Pre-Schoolers At-Risk for Learning Disorders
- School readiness
Clients are evaluated to establish a learning, behavioral, and/or psychological profile in order to recommend the most appropriate accommodations and remediation. To do this, The Brighton Evaluation Center assesses functioning in the following areas: intellectual, academic, neurocognitive, executive processes, memory, attention, behavioral and social/emotional. We provide psychoeducational evaluations to adults seeking testing accommodations on state, regional and national standardized tests (e.g. ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, HiSET, Bar Examination).
FOUR TYPES OF EVALUATIONS ADMINISTERED:
Psychoeducational: The Brighton Center’s goals is to identify the specific causes of learning problems that can be targeted with academic therapy or accommodations in the classroom. A psychoeducational evaluation assesses learning difficulties and may include measures of intellectual/cognitive ability, attention, auditory and visual processing, oral and written language ability, fine and gross motor development, memory, executive functioning, visual-spatial ability, and academic skills. If needed, neuropsychological measures will be included in this battery. Further, we may also screen for anxiety and/or depression.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Autism Spectrum Disorder evaluation assesses more specific social and behavioral difficulties and may include measures of social communication, behavior, and social skills. If needed, we may also screen for anxiety and/or depression.
ADHD: An evaluation specific to the diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) focuses solely on ADHD and is conducted over a half day. It includes intelligence testing, a structured interview, behavior rating scales, a continuous performance test, and a brief written report. If problems beyond the ADHD symptoms are noted during this evaluation, further testing may be recommended.
Psychological: A psychological evaluation assesses personality and behaviorally difficulties and may include a battery of emotional, personality, and behavioral instruments.