Learning Disability Screen

  • This form of assessment is helpful in establishing the diagnosis of a learning disability. Learning disabilities come in various forms, but the most common types are dyslexia (a learning disability in reading) and a learning disability in math. A learning disability screen is particularly helpful to clients 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 tests 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 days. This type of testing is helpful for clients who are seeking accommodations on standardized tests, such as 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.

    Following the evaluation, we produce a comprehensive report that is specifically tailored to the requirements of the board that it will be submitted to. The report includes recommended accommodations, which commonly include extended time, use of a quiet room for testing, and use of adoptive devises and services when appropriate.

    For the clients who are not sure if they would qualify for accommodations,weI 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.


Important Insurance Information

We only take insurance as out of network providers. The reason for this is that we don’t want the insurance to dictate us what to do in therapy, how much, and how frequently. We, as professionals, feel very strongly that this decision should be between the patient and the doctor or the therapist, without the third party intervening into this process. We have staff members who will work with you around your budget to make it affordable for you and/or for your children to undergo necessary psychological treatment. Because of their licensure requirements, some of our highly qualified junior clinicians currently work under supervision of the clinical director. The perks of working with one of our junior clinicians, besides the lower cost for services, also include that our junior clinicians get hour to hour supervision from the director of the center who is a licensed PhD psychologist with extensive experience in the mental health field. Hour to hour supervision means that, in addition to a session with this particular clinician, two people will put their heads together while puzzling over your case and drafting out ways to approach all of the pertinent issues. If there is a piece of the puzzle that will be better solved by a social worker, because, say, your anxiety stems not only from psychological problems but also from a dire housing situation, the clinician will get “on a flight” consultation from one of our social workers and will provide you with available resources. So let me use the sales people cliché here: it is two for the low price of one! Jokes aside, this model of work ensures that our center provides the best possible care for you and for your loved ones in the most cost-effective manner.