Many types of learning differences exist which often cause mild to severe difficulty in making academic progress and often require intervention. My office is equipped to fully assess children and adults for many types of learning differences and disabilities. Getting your child the appropriate assistance and services can make a big difference in academic success and your child's developing self-esteem.
Many studies suggest that Dyslexia may account for up to 80% of all diagnosed learning issues. Children with Dyslexia often have difficulty learning to read, write, spell or do math. Dyslexia is in part the result of inefficient phonological processing—the ability to sort out, analyze, and sequence sounds heard in spoken language. Individuals with dyslexia may also have difficulty recalling specific words and word sequences (days of the week, months of the year, etc), organizing thoughts, memorizing information, understanding intended (rather than literal) meaning, and reversing letters and numbers.
Dyslexia assessment is done using an interactive approach that allows the examiner to observer the individual's learning style, problem solving skills, and approach to tasks. Interactive technology is used throughout the assessment which minimizes boredom and fatique and appropriately engages the learner in testing.
Many with learning differences struggle with executive function, which can make activities like planning, organizing, strategizing, remembering details, and managing time and space difficult. Deficits in executive function — a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action — can be seen at any age and often contribute to the challenges individuals with LDs face in academic learning.
A comprehensive assessment utilizing the latest interactive technology and empirically based methods will be performed to determine you or your child's educational and cognitive differences. A parent intake will help to determine whether the child’s learning problems may be related to other disorders. Emotional health, attention problems, processing difficulties, pervasive developmental disorders, and physical or sensory impairments are among the other causes of learning differences that will be considered in making a diagnosis. While we are unable to file Dyslexia and Learning assessments to your insurance, we offer very low competitive rates depending on the diagnostic question.