Testing Accommodations Evaluation

A psychological evaluation can help you get a 504 accommodations plan (extended testing time, adjusted tests, adjusted grading) at classes or exams (MCAT, SAT, ACT).

Benefits of a testing accommodations neuropsychological evaluation

  • Identify whether your child needs testing accommodations for any reason, including an autism spectrum disorder
  • Receive documentation to help apply for testing accommodations
  • Give your child the time and opportunity to perform their best on standardized tests
  • Receive evaluation for 504 accommodations plan
  • ADHD, MCAT, or SAT testing accommodations
  • Evaluation for Dyslexia & Dyscalculia accommodations
Benefits of an evaluation
What testing can identify or help determine

What a diagnosis for a testing accommodation identifies

Childs 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 child 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 child get the extra time and/or environment needed to perform best.

How testing can help
Neuropsychological Evaluation Services

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. Our neuropsychologists can evaluate your child, identify whether they need testing accommodations, and make a recommendation in order to help your student succeed.


Differentiated Evaluations

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

Early Development/Pre-School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Early development/Pre-school
Elementary/Primary School

Dr. Malkin working with a child

Elementary/Primary School
Adolescent/High School
Adolescent/High School
Early Adulthood/College/Vocational
Early adulthood/college/vocational

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.

Answer to the question "Is a neuropsychological evaluation required to get a testing accommodation?"

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.

Flexible Evaluations in Your Child’s Environment

To better meet the needs of the child, our neuropsychologists have incorporated a flexible evaluation approach which allows for children to be evaluated outside of our offices, 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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Evaluation Details

  • Domains assessed include 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
  • Appointments are with our neuropsychologists, who specialize in understanding the relationship of the brain to specific abilities and the objective evaluation of these abilities
  • Testing is presented orally, visually, in writing, or in other formats where the client is asked to perform tasks that involve answering questions, drawing, or building objects.
  • The evaluation length varies depending on the referral questions and evaluation type. They can be as short as 2 hours, and can also last over several days.

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Robert Mann
Dr Malkin is a caring and understanding doctor. My daughter was given testing by zoom and the Doctor’s understanding and skill is number #1.
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Thank you Dr Malkin for being compassionate and thorough with the evaluations, as well as providing detailed feedback and recommendations for treatment, while consistently being available for answering any questions and advocating for your patients!
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Jody Erdfarb
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Atarah Charles
Dr. Malkin worked with my son twice and was wonderful both times. while working with my son he was very patient, and welcoming. Dr. Malkin also answered all questions me and my husband had. I highly recommend Dr.Malkin.
Dr. Malkin went above and beyond to make himself available for our family and it is because of him that we were able to diagnose our son with autism. We were able to get him the treatment he needed at a crucial time in his development. Our son is thriving and doing incredibly well, because of his early diagnosis. We will never forget Dr. Malkin's kindness, promptness and professionalism. We are eternally grateful and wish there were more like him.

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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