His Story’s Psychoeducational Assessment

What Is It?

Psychoeducational assessments are used to evaluate a child’s unique cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral abilities and challenges. Through the process of assessment, a greater holistic understanding of the child is attained so that both the strengths and unique needs of that child can be better understood and supported. Usually, children are referred for assessment when they are having difficulties at home and/or school. Children who exhibit advanced or superior cognitive abilities which may lead to boredom in class will also benefit from a psychoeducational assessment.

The psychoeducational assessments services are currently offered for children and adolescents ages 6 to 16. When conducting the thorough assessment, the assessor will gather information from various sources, including the caregivers, child, and teachers. Recommendations are offered to a child’s family and school to help better meet the unique needs of the child.

Assessment Process

The assessment process is a multi-step process

Step 1: Contact Dr. Akers at or use the contact form below to schedule a 15-minute phone consultation.

Step 2: During the consultation, background information and current concerns will be addressed to determine if an assessment would be beneficial. If an assessment is agreed upon by the parent and assessor, a parent interview will then be scheduled.

Step 3: A parent interview will be held at least one week prior to testing. The interview lasts approximately 2 hours. The parent interview will be focused on the assessor gathering information about the family, developmental, medical, social, emotional, and academic history of the child. Parents will also be given assessment to be filled out and returned at the day of testing. A non-refundable deposit of half of the assessment fee will be due at the time of the parent interview.

Step 4: On testing day, the assessor will collect the completed assessment forms from the parent. The time of testing will vary depending on various circumstances, but testing may take up to 5 hours to complete.

Step 5: About two weeks after testing, the assessor and parents will meet for one hour of feedback. A visual presentation of the testing results will be given to parents at this time. The final assessment report will be mailed to the parents in a timely manner after the completion of the assessment process. The remaining balance of the assessment fee will be due at the time of parent feedback.

Assessment Fees

The complete battery of assessments is $1500

About the Assessor

Dr. Lindsay Akers is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with certification as a Child-Centered Play Therapy Supervisor. She serves as the Assistant Clinical Director at His Story Coaching and Counseling. Lindsay completed her Master’s in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary and her PhD in Counseling at the University of North Texas where she specialized in play therapy and animal-assisted therapy.

Lindsay is passionate about helping families learn more about the unique ways in which their children think, relate, and understand the world around them. She believes that people have a need to be seen and understood, and she understands her clinical work as well as her work with assessments to be focused on understanding the holistic person.

To Schedule An Assessment

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