Psychoeducational Testing at ABC includes assessment of a student’s cognitive and academic abilities. Our assessments allow us to investigate a student’s intelligence as well as what has been learned throughout the course of schooling. Through the use of multiple testing instruments, we provide an overall profile of how a student learns. We examine each student’s strengths and weaknesses relative to his or her own abilities, as well as compared with other same-age or same-grade students. The results of the assessments allow us to arrive at a conclusion about whether or not a learning disability exists.
In addition to cognitive and achievement assessment, our psychoeducational evaluations can also include testing for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Attention difficulties can be manifested in multiple ways (i.e., inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity). Like learning disabilities, the different forms of attention problems can have a significant impact on academic functioning. Attention problems and learning disabilities can exist alone, or they can co-occur. In addition, attentional issues, like learning disabilities, can have a significant impact on academic performance.
At the conclusion of testing, we provide parent feedback, which summarizes our findings. In addition to the findings of the evaluation, our reports include recommendations for intervention, accommodations, and/or follow-up to address the student’s educational concerns. As an additional service, we can attend school conferences to share the testing results within the educational setting. Our goal is to provide information that will help each student reach his or her greatest academic potential.