The Fairhill Diagnostic Assessment Center (DAC) provides the community with a professional, full-service educational, and psychological assessment facility. The emphasis is on identification of the patterns of functioning which affect learning. By establishing an inventory of the talents and skills unique to each individual, proper diagnostic assessment defines a foundation for further efforts to help that individual realize his or her potential for learning and psychological development.
The DAC offers all levels of assessment batteries to meet the individual needs of each client from childhood to adulthood. Services range from a basic update of academic achievement to full psychological and psychoeducational evaluations.
Each assessment includes a conference, during which results and recommendations are fully explained and discussed, as well as a comprehensive written report. The staff at the DAC is available for consultation with other health service providers, teachers, or other professionals upon request of the client.
The center is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. Friday and Saturday assessments can be arranged by appointment.
Dr. Caroline W. Ford, Ph. D., Director of the Diagnostic Assessment Center
Dr. Ford has been a member of the staff since August 2004. She is a clinical psychologist who received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Austin College, Sherman, TX and then her doctorate from UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX. Previous internships included Juvenile Detention Center, Parkland Hospital, and Southern Methodist University. In addition to providing psychological services at Fairhill, Dr. Ford does presentations for parents, faculty and students on various topics.
- Psychological evaluation and diagnosis
- Psychoeducational evaluation and diagnosis of learning disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnostic screening
- School readiness evaluations, including SAT and ACT
- Consultation regarding identification and treatment of learning differences
- Scientific, media, and community presentations on various psychological topics
Fees and Scheduling
We are pleased that you are considering testing with us. Additional information regarding our fees and scheduling are as follows:
Psychoeducational Evaluation Fees:
$1,800.00 for Fairhill students
$2,000.00 for non-Fairhill students
Psychological Evaluation Fee:
$120 per hour
Scheduling: Please reach out to Caroline Ford, Ph.D. at email@example.com or 972.233.1026.