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Formal evaluations examine how your child processes information. There are different kinds of evaluations, including educational evaluations (which assess reading, writing, math, and spelling ability) and neuropsychological evaluations (which develop a wide profile of a child’s skills and abilities in reasoning, learning, memory, visual and auditory processing, listening comprehension, verbal expression, executive functioning skills, and academic abilities).

Evaluations also establish a baseline for measuring your child’s progress, and they are a necessary step to qualifying for accommodations or special education services. Schools are legally required to provide an evaluation according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The school might be the first to suggest an evaluation, or you can begin the process yourself by requesting an evaluation in writing.

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A functional assessment is an approach to figuring out why your child acts a certain way. It uses a variety of techniques to understand what’s behind certain behaviors. This includes looking at non-academic factors that might be contributing to your child’s frustration with learning.

Knowing what’s behind behavior can help you and the school find ways to change the behavior. The basic idea behind this approach is that your child’s behavior serves a purpose. Whether they are aware of it or not, your child acts a certain way to get to a desired outcome or goal.

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  • I want to learn more about Cogmed. Where do I start?
    The process is rather simple. The best way to begin is by reaching out to us at careteam@unfoldpsychology.com. If you prefer to speak to someone immediately, please call or text us at (650) 993-9321. We are available 24/7 to respond to your request for information. We look forward to discussing the benefits of Cogmed and the unique support our Education Specialists can provide you or your child.
  • What are the benefits of Cogmed?
    Cogmed is a digital cognitive training program for attention deficit. Cogmed is an effective program for improving attention. The benefits include increased ability to focus attention in school, work, and daily life. Cogmed is an effective program for improving attention. Cogmed is designed by neuroscientists, with proven effect on attention and working memory. It has been validated in several large scale clinical trials and experiments, with findings published in more than 120 scientific articles. Cogmed can be used in conjunction with other treatments and no pharmaceuticals are used. The licensed educators at Unfold Psychology provide personalized coaching and support for students and adults. Throughout the five weeks of cognitive exercises, accessed on a computer, tablet or phone, our Education Specialists meet with you or your child to provide guidance, motivation and assessment of progress. Weekly reports are provided to clients and progress is discussed with clients or families. Graphs that show progress and challenge areas offer insights for our participants.
  • What is unique about the support Unfold Psychology provides?
    The Masters Level Licensed Education Specialists at Unfold Psychology provide personalized coaching and support for students and adults. Throughout the five weeks of cognitive exercises, accessed on a computer, tablet or phone, our Education Specialists meet with clients to provide guidance, motivation and assessment of progress. Unlike some programs that may offer Cogmed and limited support, the team at Unfold Psychology works with clients through the entire process. Our Education Specialists have extensive experience working with children and adults, understanding the complexity of attention deficit and emotional regulation. Through interactive sessions, our Education Specialists are able to assess client performance and behaviors, providing clients and families feedback that can be used in school, work and home settings. Some clients utilize Cogmed in conjunction with our psychotherapy, executive functioning, tutoring, coaching, and school-based services. The Unfold Team includes psychologists, Education Specialists, and tutors who are able to provide wrap-around services to address the challenges that can accompany attention deficit and other conditions.
  • What is the process and length of the Cogmed program?
    Cogmed is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks. Some clients prefer to work at a slower pace or utilize a less rigorous program format which can extend the length of the program. An initial consultation with clients or families provides an overview of the program and expectations. Clients may choose to incorporate additional executive functioning support. Once a personalized program is created, clients will work with their designated Education Specialists to ensure they remain focused and motivated throughout completion of the Cogmed program.
  • What is the cost of Cogmed?
    Cogmed services range from $2250-$2950 depending on the level of support provided by our Education Specialists and Therapists.
  • When can I schedule Cogmed sessions?
    Unfold Psychology is a concierge therapeutic practice. The Education Specialists at Unfold Psychology are available to see clients 7 days a week between 8am-9pm Pacific Time. The Unfold Psychology Care Team is available to answer calls, text messages and emails 24/7. Contact us at (650) 993-9321 to schedule your first session.
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