In an effort to meet the needs of the families we serve, we have recently expanded our neuropsychological telehealth services to include assessment, consultation, and direct intervention. Please call our office to discuss how a consultation or direct intervention may help the immediate needs of your child, as well as your efforts as a parent. Our team has a breadth of clinical expertise and is actively developing and implementing supports focused on your individual situation.
Our teleneuropsychological assessments are conducted through a HIPAA compliant telehealth portal and continue to thoroughly capture referral source concerns and presenting questions, client history, and both standardized and qualitative data used to generate a valid formulation and relevant recommendations. Our model continues to emphasize a “test for success” approach and assesses the following domains:
- Executive control functions
- Learning and memory
- Visual spatial skills
- Motor functions
- Social communication skills
- Emotional status
- Academic achievement
Depending on your assessment goals and child’s ability to engage via a telehealth platform, we are often able to gather enough data to generate a final report. In cases where we cannot, we will provide final testing in our offices. During in office evaluations we adhere to several precautionary steps designed to help safeguard clients and staff. In addition to the Massachusetts mandated requirements for Phase 2, CNS has also implemented the following procedures.
CNS OFFICE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN EFFECT DURING THE PANDEMIC
- We confirm the wellness of both your child, you, and CNS Staff to further discern risk factors such as:
- recent fever
- contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 carrier
- Both the parent and child’s temperature and oxygen saturation will be measured upon arrival
- Plexiglass shield guards are between your child and the clinician
- The use of manipulatives is significantly restricted
- Increased disinfecting procedures of our testing materials, equipment and surfaces
- Avoidance of outside materials, including snacks, water, etc.
- Office seating in the waiting rooms and in testing rooms has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
- CNS staff members wear masks.
- CNS staff members maintain safe distancing.
- Restroom soap dispensers are maintained and everyone is encouraged to wash their hands.
- Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the testing rooms, the waiting rooms, and at the reception counter.
- We schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the office at one time, and only one client will be seen in any given testing room per day.
- We ask all clients to wait in their cars or outside until informed that their appointment is ready to begin.
- We encourage any family member who is accompanying a child to wait in their cars or outside whenever possible.
- Physical contact is not permitted.
- Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.