Dr. Carr provides clinical services in Lexington, Massachusetts. Dr. Carr has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat a variety of child and adolescent emotional and behavioral challenges. He also conducts evaluations to improve children's social, emotional, and academic functioning.
Intelligence or Cognitive Evaluations
These evaluations attempt to measure your child's (ages 3-22) intellectual functioning or their basic ability to understand and process the world around them and apply this knowledge to enhance the quality of their life. These tests also assess cognitive or brain functions such as memory, visual and verbal reasoning skills, visual and verbal learning ability and so on. Cognitive evaluations are often used by schools and individuals to form the basis of understanding an individual’s abilities. Often, private schools recommend or require IQ testing for admission. Dr. Carr performs these tests for admission purposes.
Learning Disability Evaluations
These evaluations attempt to measure your child's cognitive functioning and their academic functioning in order to determine how their intellectual abilities may be influencing their academic performance. This can help define their particular learning style. These evaluations are often used by public and private schools to determine if your child qualifies for particular standardized testing accommodations, such as untimed testing on MCAS and SAT.
These evaluations involve the integration of information from multiple sources, such as tests of intelligence, tests of ability or academic performance, tests of emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as information from personal interviews. Collateral information is also collected about personal, or medical history, such as from records or from interviews with parents, teachers, or previous therapists or physicians. Aspects of functioning that are assessed typically include new-learning/memory, intelligence, language, visuoperception, emotional regulation, behavioral challenges, attention/hyperactivity, and executive-functioning. Areas of academic functioning assessed include, reading, math, and writing.
Payment is requested at the end of each session. Health insurance is not accepted in my practice and my services will not be reimbursed by insurance.