Dr. Moldover provides a range of consultative, evaluative, and therapeutic services. For families wondering how to move ahead with their children, a consultation to review their history and concerns is often the best place to start. This includes a face-to-face meeting as well as a review of clinical and educational information, including prior testing.
In some cases, a family’s needs are best met through the consultation (which may be extended over a series of meetings). This may serve to develop a “road map” for proceeding to the next steps in the child’s care. If individual or family counseling are appropriate steps, Dr. Moldover is often available to step into that role.
In other cases, he may consult with a child’s school or clinical care team around their needs.In other cases, the best tool for making progress will be a complete neuropsychological evaluation. Following an initial consultation with the parents, this evaluation takes places over a series of meetings with the child during which appropriate psychological and neuropsychological tests are administered. These tests are designed to very precisely examine a range of cognitive functioning, such as language, memory, executive functioning, and emotional development. Through a complete evaluation, it is often possible to pinpoint the sources of a child’s cognitive or behavioral challenges.
Following the testing sessions, Dr. Moldover meets again with the parents for a feedback session. The purpose of this meeting is to review test findings and to integrate all of the information into a coherent picture. Moreover, this picture will then serve as a guide to developing a usable treatment plan.
On the basis of his years of experience in providing evaluations, Dr. Moldover has come to place particular emphasis on three key aspects of the process:
- Presentation of findings in an understandable, non-technical, supportive manner designed to bring parents (and other caregivers) together in a shared understanding of their child’s profile.
- Prompt completion of a written clinical report to facilitate communication with the child’s other clinicians and school. In general, the report is provided at the time of parent feedback.
- Consistent follow-up after the feedback. Dr. Moldover often attends special education team meetings, observes patients in school, and provides additional follow-up meetings with children and their families in order to support follow-through on clinical recommendations.