Educational Testing & Assessment
Educational testing involves the administration of standardized intellectual, adaptive, and achievement tests. It is often helpful to answer questions such as:
- Does my child have ADHD?
- Do I have a learning disability that is affecting my performance at work?
- Is my child gifted?
- At what grade level is my son/daughter reading?
- How can I (or the school) best help my son/daughter to learn?
- Is there a mental health concern that is affecting my child's academic achievement?
- I disagree with the school's assessment of my child. Can you review the report or conduct independent testing?
Educational testing can answer these questions and offer recommendations on how to address them.
A common misconception is that educational testing is only for children. In fact, many college students and employees find it helpful to document disabilities so that "reasonable accommodations" can be made. Other adults may have long suspected that they have attention deficits or other learning disabilities that interfere with their work performance, relationships, or general quality of life. Diagnosing a problem is often the first step in addressing it and moving forward.
Appointments for educational testing are usually made within 14 business days. The assessment typically takes place over several hours in one day, though on occasion more than one meeting may be indicated. Written interpretive reports are usually available within seven business days of the final date of assessment (i.e., the last day that the subject was seen). A feedback session is scheduled at that time. During this meeting, the evaluation is reviewed in detail and significant findings explained. Fees vary based on the referral question and number of psychological tests administered, scored, and interpreted.
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