Our team provides a variety of psychological and psycho-educational evaluations and testing services for both children and teens. Assessments provide valuable insights for identifying and diagnosing a number of delays and disorders. The Pediatric Behavioral Health Team offers extensive assessment services for a variety of concerns, including ADHD, Learning Disabilities, intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder (for children up to 5 years and 11 months of age), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Gifted Evaluations.
Initially, we will meet with the parent(s) to gather a thorough background history and better understand your concerns. A separate appointment(s) will then be scheduled to complete the testing. These tests are comprehensive in nature, and testing can range anywhere from one to eight hours over the course of multiple appointments. Depending on your child’s needs, our team will perform some or all of the following: observing your child with family or at play; interviewing parents, family members, educators, or therapists; and administering standardized tests to collect quantitative data. After the assessment has been completed, the tests will be scored and interpreted by the evaluator. Once the results are summarized into a report, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled to review the results and recommendations with the parent(s). The specific tests and assessment tools used will depend on the nature of your child’s presenting problem.
Please bring any records related to your child’s condition, including previous evaluations, with you at the time of his or her evaluation.
We provide community resources and refer out patients for which the primary concern includes: suicidal or homicidal ideation/attempts; grief counseling; severe anxiety or depression; eating disorders; severe inappropriate sexual behavior; medication management; severe or medically complex feeding difficulties; and/or when the child is too young/old for the requested testing. We are also unable to accept court ordered/related cases or conduct custody evaluations, which need to be completed by a psychologist with specialized training in this area.
You Will Need A Referral
You will need a referral for behavioral services from your primary care physician. Please send the referral as well as relevant insurance documentation to:
The Emerge Center
Attention: Behavioral Services
7784 Innovation Park Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820
For more details or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 225-343-4232.