What to Expect
Things to do before your appointment
- Gather your child’s testing records, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans and report cards from your child’s school.
- Before your child’s appointment, we will set up a discussion to learn more about your child and your goals for the evaluation. This takes about an hour. We often use phone or video visits (telehealth).
- Learn more about what to do before your appointment.
What happens after the appointment?
- We review the results and may gather more information from your child’s provider or school.
- We will schedule a follow-up visit by phone or video (telehealth) to talk about results and recommendations. During your first visit, we will decide if your child should attend the follow-up visit.
- After we talk about the results, we will add the report to your child’s medical record. You can view it online by logging in to your MyChart account.
- Based on your child’s needs, we may work with their healthcare team or their school team to help your child qualify for an IEP or 504 plan. Schools use these plans to guide services they can provide to your child.
- Follow-up visits are determined by your child’s needs and may include consultation or repeat testing.
Directions, parking and entering
- Find our location.
- Arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time for registration.
For more information on visiting Seattle Children’s clinics, please see Your Child’s Clinic Visit.
We only accept referrals for patients already being treated for a medical condition that affects their brain. If you would like an appointment, ask your healthcare provider to refer you. See the types of referrals we accept.
If you have been referred, we will call you to schedule an appointment when you reach the top of the wait list. If you need to contact us, please call:
- Neurosciences (referred by a neurologist or neurosurgeon): 206-987-2078, option 2
- Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: 206-987-6944
- Rehabilitation Psychology (accepts referrals from providers in the community as well as at Seattle Children’s): 206-987-2219
If you already have an appointment, learn more about how to prepare and what to expect.
Telemedicine at Seattle Children’s
We often use phone or video appointments (telehealth) to interview parents or caregivers to learn more about your child and for the follow-up visit to review results. Some children have a telehealth appointment for cognitive testing. Learn more.