Bryce Gibbs PhD & Associates

Academic accommodations for students of all ages

  • Extra time on tests and quizzes
  • Testing in distraction free settings
  • Accommodations for the ISEE, ACT, PSAT/SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT
  • Clinical diagnosis and treatment planning for home, school, and psychiatric settings

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    HELP YOUR CHILD REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL WITH OUR PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

    • Understand your student’s learning style and boost performance
    • Eliminate learning barriers and access support services
    • Dramatically improve grades and boost college admissions

    Assessment Services For elementary school, junior high and high school, college and graduate students

    We have reliable methods developed by psychologists for outlining your learning style, mapping an achievement plan, and promoting healthy emotions and attitudes.

    Our unique psychoeducational testing system will:

    • Guide tutoring and test preparation
    • Identify clinical diagnosis
    • Direct referrals to other providers
    • Determine if accommodations are warranted
    • Facilitate the acquisition of disability services

    What does a psychological assessment entail?

    Clinical Interview
    Assessment
    Feedback
    Treatment Plan
    Post-assessment consulting

    Clinical Interview

    Our clinical interviews are always conducted by a licensed psychologist. This interview is designed to efficiently gather you or your child’s presenting concerns and historical information. If the assessment is being conducted with a minor, typically, the parents will be interviewed first and the child will be interviewed in a separate interview (in some cases older children will be interviewed prior to the parents). Common topics include current problems, symptom and medical history, previous treatments, academic history, and brief discussions about important life topics such as family, friends, and early childhood. Though this interview covers many topic areas, our clinicians will put you at ease and the conversation often results in a positive mindset.

    Assessment

    The assessment is conducted in a relaxing environment with a psychometrician (a professional who is trained to administer standardized tests). The evaluation process involves taking a series of “tests" that are designed to measure verbal skills (e.g. vocabulary), non-verbal skills (e.g. visuo-spatial skills), auditory and visual attention, and academic skill sets in reading, math, and written language. In addition, tests that evaluate mood and personality are given. Do not be intimidated, most of the “tests” are often described as feeling like short cognitive games. The individual subtests are brief and the entire assessment, which can span 4 to 6 hours, typically passes quickly.

    Feedback

    Approximately one to two weeks after the testing session you will receive written and, in some cases, verbal feedback from the psychologist in charge of your assessment. This feedback will provide an explanation concerning you or your child’s presenting problems, the reasoning underlying any diagnoses that were made, and an explanation for our treatment recommendations. You will receive a full clinical report that can be given to providers, school disability offices, and that can be used to gain accommodations on tests such as the ACT, SAT, and GRE.

    Treatment Plan

    The treatment plan outlined in you or your child’s comprehensive assessment report will include specific guidelines for optimal learning, suggestions for treating cognitive and emotional issues (e.g. pharmaceutical treatment, academic counseling, psychotherapy), recommendations pertaining to academic disability services, and recommendations for academic accommodations on entrance exams like the ISEE, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT. If you have chosen a career guidance package, you will have additional suggestions concerning your choice of major, strategic academic plan, and optimal career path.

    Post-assessment consulting

    We cannot underestimate the importance of this final assessment phase. Many psychoeducational reports have numerous recommendations. Your journey with Dr. Gibbs does not end with a simple list of recommendations, however. After you are provided your feedback, our administrative consultants will be available to help locate recommended providers, find tutors and test prep programs, and answer questions regarding the complicated academic disability process. This includes making sure you have necessary forms, that the forms are completed correctly, and that they are submitted by important deadlines.

    The Dr. Gibbs Difference: More Than Just Testing

    We don't stop at the testing report. Our administrative consultants are available in the days, weeks, months, and years following your Dr. Gibbs evaluation. We will assist you in finding providers, choosing the right tutors and test prep programs, completing and submitting paperwork for accommodations, and ensuring your 504 paperwork and other documents are optimized for success. Finally, after the feedback, you have the option of making follow up consulting appointments as you navigate the accommodations process.

    We Help Students achieve their goals K through Graduate School

    Whether you come to us as a freshman in college with no clue what your major will be, a junior in HS who is about to take the ACT or SAT, or a middle school student whose performance is faltering – we can help. By employing proven statistical methods our psychologists can remove learning roadblocks and help students thrive in school- no matter the age. We want to make learning fun, help your student achieve a balanced life, and ensure that you attain personal and professional success.

    Dr. Bryce Gibbs

    1717 West Ave.
    Austin, TX 78701
    1-512-368-8609
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