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evaluations

We believe in helping families find answers and solutions. Therefore, Doctor Kelly offers full psychological, behavioral, learning, and diagnostic evaluations through her practice, Magnolia Psychological Services, in-person for children and young adults. We call these 'full-circle evaluations' because they begin and end with the young person at the center of the work--all the questions, data, and answers are based on providing real world solutions for children, parents, and educators.

We know waiting for answers can be difficult. We will get back to you ASAP to see if we can help, and what our availability may be. Please reach out by completing the form attached. 

QUICK INFO

  • Doctor Kelly assesses children and young adults (up to age 26).

  • We do not conduct stand-alone assessments (e.g. ADHD), all evaluations include a picture of the entire person and their functioning at home and school.

  • While we do not prescribe medications, you can share your final report with your psychiatrist and/or pediatrician as part of a treatment plan.

  • All assessments are in-person in Charleston, SC. 

  • If we are a good fit, we will schedule the evaluation ASAP.

  • We will ask to communicate directly with schools, existing therapists, etc. to help make the most practical and useful report.

  • You can use these reports to request accommodations at schools pre-k through college.

  • Evaluations are self-pay. Many people submit superbills to insurance for reimbursement.

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

Mary Oliver

What is a full-circle evaluation?

Information Sharing

After completing a thorough online questionnaire, you will speak with Doctor Kelly so she can review the focus and goals of the evaluation.

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In-Person Evaluation

Doctor Kelly will conduct a full evaluation based on the questions you have for your family member. The evaluation day will be several hours of in-person testing and may include behavioral, learning, and/or diagnostic questions. This is completed one-on-one.

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Observation

Doctor Kelly usually requests an in-person evaluation, where possible, to better understand the full picture. This happens in tandem with the in-person evaluation.

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Supporting Data

You will be asked to complete several questionaries (in addition to the initial data gathering). These questions will be based on the focus of the evaluation and help us develop a clearer picture of what we are trying to understand, and also how we can best help. Doctor Kelly often also asks teachers, employers, or any other people familiar with the person we are learning more about.

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Practical Report

After all of the information is gathered, Doctor Kelly will provide you with a report that can be used to help at home and school, as well as to request accommodations or services as applicable. 

Common reasons people seek Doctor Kelly for assessment:

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Diagnostic Battery

  • Personality Assessment

  • Behavioral Assessment

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Cognitive Functioning and Achievement

  • Processing Difficulties

  • Intelligence Testing (Giftedness/Placement/Intellectual Disability)

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