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?
- 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)
- Verbal Feedback (~1 hour)
- Written Report (~5 to 10 pages) with diagnostic impressions and 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.