Diagnostic Evaluations For Learning Disabilities
Do You Have a Child Who Is Struggling in School?
A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation by The Learning Center at Groves Academy can help you better understand how your child learns and what you can do to help them be successful in school.
Psychologists at The Learning Center go beyond the diagnosis to empower parents, guardians, and students with a clear understanding of the student’s learning issues and provide tools and a plan of action to ensure the child’s success.
We provide diagnostic evaluations to students of all ages. Our goal is to determine why a student is struggling and where the learning process is breaking down. With this information, we develop a plan to find solutions using proven strategies and interventions.
Components of a Psychoeducational Evaluation
Goals of our comprehensive evaluation:
- Develop a comprehensive understanding of strengths and weaknesses that are affecting daily functioning.
- Identify and outline recommendations for resources, accommodations, and specialized instruction that specifically fits the needs of your student.
- Empower the parent/guardian.
Assessments that look at underlying factors that affect how a student processes information, such as memory, processing speed, and verbal/nonverbal abilities.
Assessments that specifically target all areas of academic strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing, math, and spelling.
Social-Emotional / Executive Function
Assessments that examine areas that can have an effect on learning and processing, that may or may not include neuropsychological measures. Some of the areas we examine are attention, focus, and controlling feelings of anxiety and depression.
Four Phases of a Psychoeducational Evaluation
Phase 1: Conversation
We start with a conversation to understand your child and your concerns, then guide you to the right resource and provider.
Phase 2: Evaluation Day and Parent Interview
Our psychologists take a collaborative approach to understanding your child, spending a full day getting to know your child and gathering history through you, your child, and other providers.
Phase 3: Feedback and Discussion
After the evaluation, the psychologist will meet with you to provide answers, tools, and solutions so you leave feeling empowered to advocate for your child.
Phase 4: Ongoing Support
We understand that receiving a diagnosis of a learning disability or attention disorder can be overwhelming. There is so much new information to take in and so many decisions to make. We are here to guide and support you through this journey, ensuring your student gets the help they need to succeed.