Learning Disability Evaluation
Students face many challenges at school, and this can develop into problems with behavior or learning. We conduct comprehensive cognitive, achievement and neuropsychological testing to clarify if your child is experiencing a specific learning disability and identify their unique patterns of strengths and challenges in order to identify the most effective interventions and appropriate school environment.
What is Achievement testing?
Achievement testing is a test of developed skills or knowledge. The most common type of achievement test is a standardized tests developed to measure skills and knowledge learned in a given grade level, usually through planned instruction, such as training or classroom instruction. This provides information regarding at what grade level your child is functioning.
What is Cognitive testing?
Cognitive evaluation provides information regarding a child’s intellectual functioning and cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Cognitive testing will inform how a child learns and what kinds of educational practices will facilitate your child’s learning.
What is Neuropsychological testing?
Neuropsychological testing involved assessment of skills in specific domains of functioning. We will assess your child’s skills in areas such as memory, visual spatial skills, executive functioning (for example, the ability to plan, organize, shift and maintain attention), and language. Understanding your child’s specific pattern of skills in these areas will help to tailor interventions.
Dr. Learsy and Dr. Reiss can also provide support to families around understanding special education and Individualized Education plans and can help advocate for your child by participation in IEP meetings by phone.