Harker School requires the submission of an early childhood assessment (for intellectual functioning) as part of the application process for Kindergarten through Grade 2 student applicants.
The offices of Ginny Estupinian Ph.D. ABPP have been approved as a Harker School preferred psychologist to perform the assessment your child will need in order to meet this part of the application process.
The offices of Ginny Estupinian Ph.D. ABPP has an established level of experience administering, scoring, and writing these types of reports.
The assessment will take place in our conveniently located Los Gatos office. Your child will work one-on-one with Dr. Estupinian or one of her staff members in a comfortable environment. We will make sure to provide your child with the breaks they may need.
The assessment we administer is standardized, meaning our office will follow the same instructions when conducting the evaluation for all children.
Although we administer this assessment, our office doesn't have any information regarding Harker School admission criteria or how they will use the report provided. Our involvement is strictly focused on providing a high-quality testing experience and prompt feedback to the school and the parents.
Dr. Estupinian graduated from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed specialized clinical training as a postdoctoral fellow at Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System.
For a decade, Dr. Estupinian worked as a psychologist and neuropsychological assessor with medical privileges at Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital systems.
In this capacity she performed hundreds of neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the various outpatient clinics as part of a multi-interdisciplinary medical team.
Today, Dr. Estupinian is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and works exclusively in her private practice where she provides therapy along with neuropsychological and psychological assessments.
Her vast experience and clinical knowledge will make your child's assessment comfortable and accurate.
2. Bring your child in for an hour and half testing appointment (up to 2 hours)
3. The offices of Ginny Estupinian Ph.D. will provide transmit the results to Harker School with your approval.
Due to ongoing issues regarding COVID-19, the following protocols have been put in place for your safety and that of others
Q: How much does the evaluation cost?
A: The assessment cost $795 and includes up to a 2 hour testing appointment. Our office will send the report directly to Harker School after you provide permission.
Q. How long will the assessment take?
A. Most children take between 60-90 minutes to complete the evaluation. We offer a 2-hour appointment time so we can take breaks as needed.
Q. How do I prepare my child for the assessment?
A: There is nothing you can do, or should do, to "coach" or prepare your child for the assessment. The purpose of the examination is to assess each child's abilities without preparation. We encourage you not to put any pressure on your child about his or her test performance prior to the appointment. Your child should not prepare or study for the evaluation. Please be aware that prior exposure to test materials, preparation exercises and questions will invalidate the results.
Q. What do I say to my child about the appointment?
A: You may tell your child that they will be doing some fun and interesting activities during the appointment, and you can encourage them by telling them, "just do your best". Avoid telling your child that it is a play date as this may affect their performance on the assessment. Our office staff will work with your child to keep them engaged and provide breaks as needed.
Q. What if my child is sick on the day of the evaluation?
A: If your child is sick on the day of the appointment or has been sick 14 days prior to the appointment, please call our office to reschedule. We will do everything possible to find another opening for your child, as soon as our schedule permits.
Q. What payment methods does your office accept?
A: All major credit cards.
Q. Where can I wait during the testing session?
A: We prefer to have only one parent can come with the child. We will meet together with your child at the beginning of the appointment to make sure your child feels comfortable working with me. During the testing process you will be able to wait in our lobby. We encourage a quite environment so that your child can do their best. If you would like to make a telephone call during this time, we request you step outside of the office to make calls.
Q. Anything else I need to know prior to the assessment?
1. Please give yourself plenty of time to get to the office. The more relaxed you are, the more relaxed your child will be when they arrive.
2. Please be sure your child has received a good night's rest and a meal prior to the appointment.
3. If your child wears glasses or hearing aids, please bring those items to the appointment.
Q. Where can I call if I have more questions?
A. You can reach our office at 833-DrGinny (833-374-4669)
It is very important that you book your child's assessment as soon as possible in order to meet the February 01, 2024 Harker School Test Results Deadline.
Your application and all other supporting documentation needs to be in by January, 09, 2024.
This time of year, the availability of times and dates are limited due to the various seasonal holidays.
Please note that we need time not only to do the assessment, but also to score and produce the final report.
Over the last few years of conducting these assessments, we have seen parents begin to investigate the assessment process and not book, only later to discover all available appointments for the year have been taken.
Therefore, we recommend you click now on the button on this page and reserve your spot today. We look forward to working with your child in this process.
Toll Free 833-DrGinny (833-374-4669)