What ages do you work with?

Although it primarily depends on the referral question, Dr. Luley typically works with patients between the ages of 3 and 24 years.


How long does it take to get the results from an evaluation?

Typical turnaround time is two weeks from the completion of testing.  A draft report will be provided to you for discussion during the Parent Feedback Session.  A final completed report will be provided to you within one week following feedback.


What kinds of recommendations can we expect?

This depends on your child’s diagnostic summary that you will receive once testing is completed.  Following the completion of the evaluation, you will meet with Dr. Luley for a Parent Feedback session where she will review the comprehensive report that includes all of the data obtained from interviews and testing, diagnoses (if there are any), and recommendations.  Typically, these recommendations are geared toward things that parents can do at home to help with their child’s challenges.  If the child is also struggling in school, there will likely be recommendations for teachers that can be implemented at school, and possibly a recommendation for an IEP or 504 plan for your child, if indicated.  However, the decision about whether or not the school receives the report is completely up to you.  And again, depending on the results of the testing, there may also be recommendations for other services, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, or a consultation with a physician for medication (if indicated).


What if we need help implementing the recommendations?

The report that you receive after the Parent Feedback session is generally enough information for you to move forward with implementing the recommendations at home or at school.  In some cases, however, parents may feel that there are situations with their child that are particularly challenging and they want some additional guidance in implementing the recommendations.  If this is the case for you, Dr. Luley can be available for parent consultations after feedback.  Parent consultations can be scheduled as needed and are billed at the current hourly rate.

Alternatively, you may feel that working with your child’s school has been challenging and you may like assistance in communicating to the school your child’s particular needs and any requested accommodations.  In this case, with your consent, Dr. Luley can be available to consult with your child’s teacher(s) and/or a review board for an educational plan such as an IEP or 504.


Can we see Dr. Luley for therapy after the evaluation?

Although Dr. Luley’s specialty is psychological evaluations, she does have a limited number of spots available for therapy.  After the completion of an evaluation, some parents find that they are happy with the rapport Dr. Luley has built with their child and they would like her to be the one providing therapy moving forward.  If this is the case, Dr. Luley would be happy to discuss this possibility at the feedback session.


Why TCP?

At TCP, you will get highly specialized expertise.  Dr. Luley has spent her life working with children and has focused her education and training on techniques and skills specific to children and adolescents.  She has extensive experience in both assessments and therapy, as well as working with parents.  Additionally, TCP does not utilize assistants or psychometrists to administer any of the testing.  Dr. Luley will personally work with you and your child throughout the entire assessment process, so you can feel confident that the assessment of your child will be as accurate and thorough as possible.  Dr. Luley also provides very unique expertise holding doctorate degrees in both Clinical Psychology and Neurobiology.  She has an exceptional ability to conceptualize and describe your child’s strengths and weaknesses, and provide best practices for intervention that incorporate recent research on brain functioning and development.