Learning Disabilities Program
Our comprehensive evaluation allows the child and parent to see experts from all relevant specialties in one efficiently organized visit. Not only is the child seen by the specialists, but the specialists share information and work together to develop one integrated diagnostic summary and intervention plan.
Because the evaluation is comprehensive, it can investigate potential medical or neurological bases for the child's problems, as well as provide basic neuropsychological testing and assess mental health and of course academic functioning. Importantly, the evaluators can determine how problems in one area of development may be affecting other areas of development and vice versa. Or they can provide information about which of several possible causes of problems are the most important. They can also forecast potential difficulties in areas that may not currently be affected to provide for prevention before problems become more concerning. The evaluation also helps parents and schools to set priorities since children often have needs in multiple areas.