The May Center for Learning

Evaluation Center

May Evaluation Center conducts psychoeducational evaluations for clients ages 5 to 16. Clients are evaluated to create a learning profile that recommends the most appropriate types of instruction, intervention, and settings for student success. May Evaluation Center diagnosticians are licensed in the state of New Mexico and our reports may be used in all private and public school settings, as well as for standardized testing to qualify students for 504 plans, IEPs, and other services and accommodations.

evaluation center

May Evaluation Center conducts psychoeducational evaluations for school aged children beginning at age 5 through high school graduation. Children are evaluated to create a learning profile that recommends the most appropriate types of instruction, intervention, and settings for student success.

May Evaluation Center diagnosticians are licensed in the state of New Mexico. Our reports may be used in all private and public school settings to diagnose dyslexia and other language-based learning differences, as well as to qualify students for 504 plans, IEPs, and other services and accommodations.

A psychoeducational evaluation assesses learning strengths and weaknesses. It may include measures of cognitive ability, attention, auditory and visual processing, oral and written language ability, memory, executive functioning, visual-spatial ability, and academic skills. Specific tests are identified by our diagnosticians based on each individual child’s situation.

The evaluation process consists of up to two days of testing, a review of the child’s history, interviews with parents, teachers, and clients, scoring and interpretation of the test results, an up to two-hour conference with the child’s parents or guardians, and a detailed written report with diagnoses and recommendations specific to the child’s needs.

May Evaluation Center offers:

Initial Evaluation: For students who have not been evaluated by an educational diagnostician, neuropsychologist or other licensed educational clinician, as well as those who may have previous diagnostic testing but did not meet eligibility criteria. The fee for this evaluation is $1600.

Re-evaluation: For students who: 1) have previously been evaluated by an educational diagnostician, neuropsychologist or other licensed educational clinician, 2) found to meet criteria under the categories of Specific Learning Disability (includes dyslexia) or Other Health Impaired, and 3) are in need of an updated evaluation in identified areas of need only, or 4) have additional areas of concern and/or are seeking additional diagnosis. This option is subject to diagnostician review of previous testing. The fee for re-evaluation ranges from $800-$1200. 

Additional services, such as meeting with school administrators or teachers to discuss a child’s report and suggested accommodations, are available subject to diagnostician availability at a rate of $65 per hour.

To find out more about the Evaluation Center or to schedule an appointment, call (505) 780-5439 or email Heidi Schmidt, Director of Evaluation and Community Engagement at heidi@maycenter.org