Evaluation Services

Evaluation services are important in assessing your or your family member's abilities and in identifying potential concerns. Upstate Cerebral Palsy offers a wide variety of evaluation services for people all ages. 

Clinical staff members, including psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists and educational and behavioral specialists are able to provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to assess your needs.

A psychological evaluation focuses on the social-emotional and behavioral functioning of a person and may or may not include assessment of intellectual or academic functioning. The psychological evaluation is helpful in identifying developmental and behavioral disorders. In addition, psychological assessment can serve as a guide for treatment planning.

A psychiatric evaluation may be necessary to diagnose emotional, behavioral, or developmental disorders that you or a family member may be experiencing. This type of evaluation is made based on behaviors present in relation to physical, genetic, environmental, social, cognitive, emotional and educational components.

In addition to comprehensive evaluations, Upstate Cerebral Palsy also offers individual component evaluations, including:

  • Occupational therapy evaluation
  • Speech/language evaluation
  • Physical therapy evaluation
  • Social skills assessment
  • Academic evaluation
  • Behavioral assessment

For more information, please contact: Jennifer Malpezzi, Director II of Early Childhood Services, at (315) 797-4080 ext. 2321 or email jennifer.malpezzi@upstatecp.org.