The Evaluation Process: What To Expect When You Contact Our Office

Psychoeducational evaluations are complex, and the process is often times confusing.  So that is what friendly, knowledge office staff is for!  That is, someone who can walk you through the process.  My office assistant returns phone calls and emails typically the same day and often times much sooner.

When you call our office (602.699.4543 extension 1), these are the questions we will ask you.

  • Your name, phone number, and email

  • The name of the person you are calling about and their relationship to you (e.g., son, daughter)

  • If anyone else has legal custody of the child that we need to contact

  • The child’s school district and grade

  • And then the reason for your call

    • Are you seeking a specific type of evaluation for your child (e.g., ADHD, autism, dyslexia/learning disability, independent educational evaluation [IEE])?

    • Do you have general concerns for your child’s academics and behavior?

    • Are you seeking general advice (advocacy) for your child’s education (e.g., IEP, 504 plan)?

Alternatively, send us an email (  It is common for parents to email us just saying “I am looking for an evaluation for our son [or daughter].”  Do not worry about what you say or how you say it when you contact us.  We will readily respond and clarify any questions you might have.  If you are quite certain you know what you are looking for (evaluation wise) usually we can go through scheduling pretty easily via email.  However, if you are really not sure what you’re looking for in an evaluation or have questions, then it is usually easiest for us to schedule a phone call.  You can provide your phone number in the email and my office assistant will reach out asap.

I look forward to working with you!

Dr. Andersen