Psychoeducational/Learning Disorder Evaluations

 

Recognizing a learning disorder (e.g., Dyslexia), attentional challenges, or a big gap between a child or adolescent’s intelligence and achievement can be difficult. Many of these difficulties remain undiagnosed, which often cause many problems for children that persist until testing is performed and accommodations are made at school and at home. Learning difficulties are more common than many expect. Seeking testing at the first signs of difficulty can reduce frustration and help your child receive necessary services, accommodations, and guidance. Psychoeducational testing is an important first step in understanding these problems, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and developing treatment recommendations.

 

Reasons for Testing

 

  • Lack of progress in school

  • Lagging behind peers in reading, math, or writing

  • Trouble finishing tasks in a timely manner

  • Problems with procrastination

  • Restlessness or distractibility

  • Lower than expected performance on standardized tests (e.g., SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.)

  • Difficulty paying attention and following instructions

  • Problems with handwriting and fine motor development

  • Behavior problems

  • Excessive worry

  • Persistent sadness or irritability

 

Helping Your Child Thrive

 

At 360 Pediatric Psychology, we seek to identify and emphasize your child or teen’s strengths to develop appropriate recommendations that lead to success. We take time to carefully review records, consult with you and your child, as well as any educators that are involved in your child’s life. If you would like to schedule a psychoeducational evaluation for your child or teen, please contact us at (503) 636-0508.