Learning Disability Screen and Learning Disability Evaluation

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  • Learning Disability Screen: This form of assessment is helpful in establishing  initial  diagnosis of a learning disability. Learning disabilities come in various forms, but the most common types are dyslexia (a learning disability in reading) and dyscalculia (a learning disability in math). A learning disability screen is particularly helpful to people who have not been diagnosed with any learning disabilities before, but who suspect that they may have one.

    This testing lasts approximately 3-4 hours and consists of key measures used to establish the diagnosis of a learning disability. It also includes an assessment for ADHD. The resulting brief report will outline the diagnosis and offer recommendations, including for relevant accommodations in school and on tests. However, given that this is a screen, this form of testing does not comply with the specific requirements that schools and standardized testing organizations may have to grant accommodations.

    If client seeks accommodations for standardized tests such as the SAT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, GRE or board and licensing exams, a comprehensive learning disability evaluation is recommended.

  • Comprehensive Learning Disability Evaluation: This form of assessment takes approximately 8-10 hours of testing, typically accomplished over two to three days. This type of testing is helpful for people who are seeking accommodations on standardized tests, such as the SAT, SAT, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, GRE and board and licensing exams, or accommodations for colleges and graduate programs that have specific requirements for the documentation of learning disorders.

    По результатам оценки мы составляем полный отчет, специально адаптированный к требованиям комиссии, которой он будет представлен. Отчет содержит рекомендации по адаптации, которые обычно включают в себя увеличение времени, использование тихой комнаты для тестирования, а также использование адаптированных устройств и услуг, если это необходимо.

    For individuals who are not sure if they would qualify for accommodations, we would  would suggest completing the learning disability screen first. If they meet the criteria for a learning disability, they should proceed with the comprehensive learning disability evaluation to build up their case for receiving accommodations. In such cases, the fee for the screen would be subtracted from the fee for the comprehensive evaluation.