McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
CATS performs testing for children and adolescents ages of 5 to 22 who are experiencing neuropsychological, psychological and/or psychiatric difficulties, including:
Although our evaluations are “diagnostic,” we also see patients who already have diagnoses, but who still need help with treatment and/or educational planning.
Individuals who are not fluent in English, who have significant sensory or motor difficulties that require specialized testing procedures, or who have autism or moderate to severe pervasive developmental disorder are not able to be accommodated at CATS and will be referred elsewhere.
Required components of the evaluation include:
The testing results inform our recommendations. Results will be shared via a feedback meeting with parents (and adolescents, if appropriate), as well as a written report.
We will schedule an hour and a half feedback meeting two weeks following the first day of testing so that the Evaluation Coordinator can talk with parents and guardians about your child’s testing results.
The goals of the meeting include:
If we determine that it is important for your adolescent to have a feedback meeting, this will be arranged as well, and is included in the cost of the evaluation.
You will receive a written report by mail, approximately a month after the feedback meeting. The report includes information about the testing administered, how your child performed, and conclusions and recommendations for your child, your child’s school and the professionals with whom your child works.