Often times when we are lost, the most helpful tool can be a map. A blueprint to guide us in our decision making, and help us get to our destination.
To provide greater clarity for patients and their families, Dr. Rougeaux- Burnes offers comprehensive psychological, and psychoeducational evaluations for individuals age 5 to 90 aimed at providing diagnostic clarity, as well as guiding treatment recommendations and goals.
Results of these evaluations can be used to assist mental health professionals, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, and school officials in determining the most appropriate therapeutic interventions to employ for patient success. For a school setting, these results can also be used to seek academic services through a child's school. Additionally, these assessments can allow medical personnel a roadmap for determining the most beneficial medication regimen for the individual assessed.
Your First Session
In the first session with Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes, both parents will meet exclusively with the psychologist to discuss your child’s past, current difficulties, and strategies that have been helpful for treatment (without the child present). In the event that this evaluation is for an adult, only the identified patient will be present.Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will then determine what testing needs to be conducted to, for example, rule out certain diagnoses or assess specific areas of the individual's functionality. However, as people and their presenting symptoms and underlying difficulties are unique, the scope of testing varies. In conjunction, the cost of an assessment, length of the testing session(s), testing measures to be administered, and generated treatment recommendations are also variable.
After the clinical interview, a testing date will be set. Two weeks after testing, Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes will invite all responsible parties back to discuss the testing results, go over recommendations, and devise a plan of action going forward.
Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes assesses for:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Behavioral disturbances
- Cognitive deficits and decline
- Communication disorders
- Intellectual functioning
- Irlen Syndrome *
- Learning disorders
- Mood disorders
- Personality functioning
- Other areas of dysfunction
If you are interested in being evaluated or having your child tested, please contact us to obtain additional information and schedule the clinical interview.
*Dr. Rougeaux-Burnes is a certified Irlen Screener. Irlen Syndrome (also referred to at times as Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, and Visual Stress) is a perceptual processing disorder. It is a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information, and causes a number of perceptual processing difficulties including: Light Sensitivity, Reading Problems, Attention and Concentration Problems, Writing Problems, General Strain and Fatigue. However, these difficulties can sometimes be corrected through the screening process of identifying specific abnormalities that occur during academic tasks, and determining the appropriate colored overlay to correct those distortions.