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Pediatric Forensic Evaluations

Forensic evaluations are offered on a limited basis. These services may include custody evaluations. All forensic evaluations are considered fee-for-service and are not reimbursable by insurance.

Forensic evaluations are offered on a limited basis. These services may include custody evaluations. All forensic evaluations are considered fee-for-service and are not reimbursable by insurance.

Custody evaluations are objective evaluations that are requested by the court as part of divorce proceedings. These evaluations generally include the following:

  • A review of records (e.g., school, medical, DCFS, etc.)
  • Discussions with collaterals (e.g., therapists, schools, etc.)
  • Interviews with both parents and any other relevant caregivers (e.g., new significant others)
  • Interviews with each child, as deemed developmentally appropriate
  • Clinic observations

The attorneys are then provided with a comprehensive evaluation report that includes a discussion of all relevant findings and recommendations.

Adult Forensic Evaluations

Adult forensic evaluations are offered on an as-needed basis. A typical evaluation includes independent neuropsychological evaluations; probation and parole; and substance abuse/ risk. All forensic evaluations are considered fee-for-service and are not reimbursable by insurance.

Independent neuropsychological evaluations are objective evaluations that are requested by the court or appointed legal representative as a part of civil litigation regarding worker’s compensation injury, motor vehicle accident, or competency to obtain durable power of attorney. These evaluations typically include:

    • A comprehensive review of available medical records
    • Discussion with legal counsel
    • Formal clinical interview with the patient and any relevant caregivers
    • Clinical observations
    • Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and case conceptualization

The attorneys are then provided with a comprehensive evaluation report that includes a discussion of all relevant findings and answers to the referral question.