Diagnostic Evaluations

Intellectual Evaluation - $175
This evaluation provides an overview of the student's intellectual potential. It also shows the student's strengths and weaknesses in thinking during language and problemsolving tasks. A psychologist conducts this evaluation and an informal conference and written report is provided.

Language and Literacy Evaluation - $200
This evaluation provides an overview of the student’s literacy functioning. The results of these tests are used to formulate an appropriate course of instruction in reading, writing and oral language development. The diagnostician performs intake procedures and generally tests for the following during the language and literacy assessment:

  • Initial parent interview
  • Student interest inventories
  • Word recognition and decoding skills
  • Vocabulary development
  • Oral reading fluency and comprehension
  • Silent reading comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Standardized test-taking skills (older children)
  • Spelling and arithmetic computation
  • Analysis of written expression evaluated by the New York State Standards scoring criteria

This evaluation is conducted by a literacy diagnostician who has completed a master’s degree program or higher in literacy education and is a certified teacher in New York State. An informal conference and written report is provided.

Both reports will be available approximately two to three weeks after testing. Inquiries regarding the student's vision and hearing performance will be addressed during both evaluations.

To schedule an appointment, please contact:
Frances Stathis at (718) 990-6358 or stathisf@stjohns.edu