Testing Accommodations Evaluation

Does your student struggle to complete tests within the time limit?
 Does your student seem to always perform worse on tests than they do in the classroom or at home?
 Does your student get fatigued during tests or need someone to help them understand the questions?

If so, your student may need testing accommodations. 

Benefits of a testing accommodations neuropsychological evaluation

  • Identify whether your student needs testing accommodations for any reason, including an autism spectrum disorder
  • Receive documentation to help apply for testing accommodations
  • Give your student the time and opportunity to perform their best on standardized tests

What a diagnosis for a testing accommodation identifies

Students who need testing accommodations may have the knowledge and skills to do well on tests but need extra time or a quiet environment to perform their best. These accommodations allow the student to demonstrate their skills on an equal level as their peers.

A diagnosis for a testing accommodation evaluates the student as a whole and identifies if a testing accommodation is necessary.

How testing can help

The eligibility guidelines for testing accommodations vary depending on the specific exam, such as state-wide tests, entrance exams, and aptitude tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, LSAT, MCAT etc.).  Most tests require a neuropsychological or psychological evaluation documenting a learning disability or other need for an accommodation, as well as a recommendation for the accommodation. In most cases, receiving testing accommodations in school or having a letter from a doctor is not enough to be eligible.

A neuropsychological evaluation and recommendation for a testing accommodation can help you or your student get the extra time and/or environment needed to perform best.

What is assessed during the test

During the evaluation, the doctor evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the student as a whole. These will include cognitive, intellectual, behavioral, and adaptive functioning measures to identify patterns of strengths and weaknesses. The comprehensive nature of this test helps the doctor determine whether they can give a diagnosis and recommendation for testing accommodations.

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The current high-stakes system of standardized testing can have a tremendous impact on a child’s future prospects. A difference of a few points on these tests can affect where a child places in their class, which schools they can get into, and what opportunities are available to them as they move into adulthood. Dr. Malkin can evaluate your child, identify whether they need testing accommodations, and make a recommendation in order to help your student succeed.

The need for a neuropsychological evaluation in qualifying for testing accommodations depends on the type of testing accommodation and the tests that it is being used for. For some accommodations and for some standardized tests, it is possible to qualify for the accommodations by simply showing that the student is already receiving those accommodations in their school. However, for many tests, the administering company (i.e., Pearson, College Board, State Agency) requires medical/clinical documentation that demonstrates the need for the accommodations. This is where it can be essential to have a neuropsychological evaluation report to prove the need for the accommodation.

This is especially true when the student is requesting extra time for a difficulty with reading or ADHD. As these types of disorders do not have visible medical markers, testing companies will often require more than a letter or a previous diagnosis to grant the accommodation request.

Differentiated Evaluations

As children develop from infancy through early adulthood, the skills they need to succeed change as well. Using this developmental framework, Dr. Malkin offers 4 types of neuropsych evaluations which are uniquely designed for each stage from childhood to adulthood:

Early development/Pre-school

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Elementary/Primary School

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Adolescent/High School

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Early adulthood/college/vocational

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Each type of evaluation shares a core assessment of common neuropsychological abilities, but the specific measures, goals, and recommendations generated from the various evaluations target the individual’s needs at their developmental level.

Flexible Evaluations in Your Child’s Environment

To better meet the needs of the child, Dr. Malkin has incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of his office, whether at home or in school. This allows for a comprehensive assessment of both the child and their environment, and enables in-vivo consultation with school or home personnel that are influential in the child’s life.


At Home

At School

Evaluation Options & Pricing

Although we do not accept insurance, some clients with out-of-network benefits are able to secure reimbursement for services.

Testing Accommodations Evaluation

$2500
  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Comprehensive intelligence and academic evaluation
  • Additional evaluation of other potential domains based on client presentation and pattern
  • Summary report
  • 20-30 minute feedback

Comprehensive Neuropsych Evaluation

$5000
  • 20-30 minute interview
  • Areas covered: intellectual functioning, academic achievement, expressive and receptive language and communication skills, attention, concentration, learning, memory, executive functioning, visual spatial and visual perceptual functioning, motor ability, emotional and behavioral functioning, adaptive functioning
  • 1-3 days of testing
  • Full report and recommendations
  • 60-120 minute feedback
 

About Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D.

Licensed Neuropsychologist in New York State

Dr. Ben Malkin, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist working in the New York area who specializes in seeing children with a variety of neuropsychological and cognitive deficits as well as various medical issues.

After receiving his bachelors in psychology from Lander’s College, he pursued his doctorate in School Psychology at St. John’s University, and trained in Columbia University Medical Center and the Center for Applied Psychology during his internship year.

He completed a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he conducted neuropsychological evaluations for childhood cancer patients and survivors, to help them reach their potential despite their challenges.

Dr. Malkin is originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in Woodmere, NY with his wife and three children.

 

Evaluation Details

Evaluations assess:

  • sensory and motor abilities, attention and concentration, memory, language, visual-spatial ability, and “higher cognitive functioning”, such as reasoning, problem solving skills, intellectual functioning, and social and psychological functioning

Evaluations are:

  • administered by a Dr. Ben Malkin, a neuropsychologist who specializes in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the person is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.

Evaluations last:

  • 3 to 8 hours for the testing, completed in one to three sessions

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Evaluation Details

$5000

Evaluations assess:

  • Aptitude and learning potential
  • Achievement and academic skills
  • Neuropsychological functions (attention, memory, executive, verbal, and visuospatial)
  • Emotional and personality assessment
  • Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Assessment of learning disabilities
  • Accommodations for standardized testing and school
  • Appeal of testing accommodation denials
  • FAA Evaluations – Aviation Decision Examinations

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  • Aptitude and learning potential
  • Achievement and academic skills
  • Neuropsychological functions (attention, memory, executive, verbal, and visuospatial)
  • Emotional and personality assessment
  • Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Assessment of learning disabilities
  • Accommodations for standardized testing and school
  • Appeal of testing accommodation denials
  • FAA Evaluations – Aviation Decision Examinations

Neuro Psych Doctor Testing Accommodations in New York City

Dr. Ben Malkin provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations that assess a child’s cognitive profile – used to create a personalized treatment plan which optimizes the child’s development at home, school or other settings.

Hours: 8am-8pm, 7 days a week

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