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Assessments

Reinforcement Unlimited, LLC prides itself on having only Doctoral-level staff provide psychological evaluations of children and adolescents.  We do not have you "interviewed" by a non-doctoral-level staff person.  We do not meet with you briefly and then hand you off to an "Intern" or a "practicum student".  Simply put, we believe that your child deserves to see "the doctor" when you have questions serious enough to warrant your asking for a diagnostic evaluation.  Its what we expect for our own children and it is what we provide for you and your child. 

Reinforcement Unlimited, LLC provides comprehensive Psychological Evaluations and comprehensive Psychological Evaluations with Neuropsychological Assessments for children and adolescents across a variety of presenting concerns, including: ADHD, Aspergers Disorder, Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities.  Additionally, we routinely conduct FBAs - Functional Behavioral Assessments - to determine the causes of problem behaviors and design interventions to teach alternative positive replacement behaviors.  

Our practice provides evaluations that result in specific and concrete recommendations for helping your child.  It is very important to know that your evaluation is being headed by a licensed psychologist who is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst™.  This means that we never simply put a label or diagnosis on a child.  We provide detailed recommendations that we believe will make a significant difference in your child's life.  We also realize that there are a variety of reasons that a specific diagnosis may be required (e.g., for eligibility with Schools, because of Medicaid regulations, etc.) and because Dr. Robert Montgomery is a licensed psychologist our evaluations provide specific mental health diagnoses where appropriate that meet such regulatory requirements.  

Our goal is to schedule your child to begin a comprehensive evaluation within 30 days of your contacting our office.  While this may sound like a long time, we are aware that the major university-based programs are routinely giving 9-15 month waiting list times to parents.  We are the only private location in Georgia where you can obtain a psychological evaluation for eligibility and diagnostic purposes from a licensed psychologist and a comprehensive behavioral evaluation (FBA, ABLLS, etc.) from a board certified person on staff.  Our staff are trained in both traditional psychometric assessment procedures and behavioral functional assessment techniques as specified under IDEA.  Which is why we founded the ASAP evaluation program for Autism Spectrum Disorders to provide comprehensive and integrated evaluations for children and adolescents suspected of being in the Autism Spectrum.

In addition to our expertise providing psychological and behavioral evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, our consultants have experience in both mental health and mental retardation assessment with in-patients and out-patients, including forensic cases in schools, as out-patients, and in medical centers.  Dr. R. Montgomery has extensive experience in performing forensic evaluations on school-age children and adolescents. He has also taught graduate courses on assessment at several Universities and has supervised doctoral practica in clinical and behavioral evaluation and assessment.  Dr. C. Montgomery has experience and training in performing  neuropsychological assessments in both in-patient and out-patient settings.  She has worked and trained at the University System of Georgia's Regent's Learning Disabilities Center, the Neuropsychology Unit at Scottish Rite Hospital, and the National Institute of Health's ADHD Treatment Research Program headed by Dr. William Pelham.

Psychological testing is not the same as a psychological evaluation.  A psychological evaluation uses information gathered through direct interaction with the person and other information such as personal and medical history, description of current symptoms and problems by either self or others, and interviews with other persons about the person being assessed. Psychological evaluation is a flexible process with the goal of answering questions or issues through the collection, evaluation, and analysis of appropriate data.  In order to arrive at a specific diagnosis the evaluation must be conducted by a licensed psychologist or a physician.  Only psychologists are trained in  comprehensive direct testing using intelligence, achievement, personality, and other psychometric tests and diagnoses across the entire mental health spectrum.  Additionally, many federal programs require a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation by a psychologist for eligibility determination.  There is often confusion on this point by many unfamiliar with the differences in training and skills among the various professions.  A psychiatrist is a physician who is trained in the treatment of mental health diagnoses and who principally provides medication treatment.  A developmental pediatrician is a pediatrician with special training in disorders of development.  A psychologist is trained in both formal diagnostic evaluation using a variety of research-based assessment tools and in the non-medical treatment of mental health disorders and behavior disturbances.  A behavior analyst is a non-physician, non-psychologist who is trained in learning theory and teaching different people in the most efficient way possible but is not qualified to provide mental health treatment or diagnostic services.

We appreciate your visiting our website.  We understand that the process of seeking an evaluation for your child can be overwhelming and frightening at the same time.  We have been there with our own children and hope that this helps us in being better equipped to work with you.  If you have any questions at all about us, our practice, whether we are the right fit for you and your family we encourage you to call and talk to our staff and ourselves.  We aren't always the right fit, and if we are not the best fit for you and your family we will do our best to provide you with resources that best meet your needs.  

Call us at 770-591-9552 to discuss your child's needs.

A complete packet of forms and information needed is available for download via Adobe Acrobat (PDF) to assist you in preparing for your evaluation appointment.

A handout on what information we need in order to provide you the best evaluation possible is available to guide you in preparing for the initial evaluation appointment.

We also provide ABA/VBA treatment planning using the ABLLS-R.  Additional information on the ABLLS-R and our In-Home and Clinic-Based ABA/VBA programs is available on our website.  

 

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