Learning Disability Evaluation (e.g., Dyslexia)

Learning Disability Evaluation (e.g., Dyslexia)

Dr. Andersen can identify if you or your child has a learning disability (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, and/or dysgraphia).  This type of evaluation is only for the purpose of ruling in or out the presence of a specific type of academic problem.  That is only if the child/adolescent/adult has difficulty in only 1 academic area.  If you are requesting an evaluation in multiple academic areas, then you would be requesting a psychoeducational evaluation (see Services > Comprehensive Evaluation > Psychoeducational Evaluation).  

What do you get with this type of evaluation?

Assessment

  • Interview with the parent(s)/guardian(s) (~1 hour)
  • IQ test (~1 hour) with an examination of your child’s cognitive functioning related to the academic area of concern
  • Academic testing in only one area (reading only or math only or writing only; ~1 hour)

Outcome

  • Verbal Feedback (~1 hour)
  • Written Report (~5 to 10 pages) with practical recommendations

This evaluation is typically conducted over two sessions.  The first session is for the initial interview and direct face-to-face evaluation with you or your child.  The second session is to provide you with verbal feedback with practical recommendations, at which time you will receive a written report.