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Educational Testing

I help students experiencing difficulties in school or with standardized testing, as well as their parents, to better understand their unique abilities and learning styles, so they can get the services they need to thrive in their academic environment. I can provide first-time diagnoses, or reevaluate and clarify former diagnoses for the purposes of providing up-to-date data to the student, family, and school.

Psychoeducational Evaluations

A psychoeducational evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of the psychological aspects of learning and of academic skills.

Psychological aspects of learning include:

  • intelligence
  • language skills
  • memory
  • verbal and visual learning
  • attention and concentration
  • coordination

Academic skills include:

  • reading
  • writing
  • spelling
  • mathematics (and the fluency with which the student performs the above skills)
  • listening comprehension
  • oral communication skills

For elementary school through college, psychoeducational evaluations for ADHD or learning disabilities may be necessary to ensure the student is getting the accommodations they need to optimize their learning abilities and perform and function well, both in school and in life.

IQ Testing

Intelligence Quotient (IQ) testing is also known as cognitive testing or intellectual testing. It’s a method used by psychologists to determine a person’s intelligence level. IQ testing is commonly used for adolescents and teens entering private schools or boarding schools, where high intelligence and academic achievement levels are required.

As with any psychological test, IQ testing should not be relied upon as the sole method of testing. It can, however, be useful in determining learning strengths and weaknesses when combined with other academic tests and conducted by a professional trained in psychological development.

IQ testing and academic testing can help with school admissions, school accommodations for students with learning disabilities, and to determine eligibility for certain educational programs.

Neuropsychological Assessments

Neuropsychological assessment is no new fad. Standardized tests and procedures have been used since the 1940s to measure various cognitive functions such as:

  • attention
  • concentration
  • memory
  • intelligence
  • executive functioning
  • academic skills
  • sensory and motor skills
  • emotional functioning

Neuropsychological assessments can be helpful in diagnosing and better understanding ADHD, learning disabilities, and personality disorders.

I am frequently recommended by Universities for neuropsychological assessments of their students, and my colleagues in the fields of psychology and psychiatry routinely refer patients to me for testing as well.

Standardized Testing Accommodations

If you are preparing to take the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, or other standardized tests and need accommodations for a learning disability, I can help.

For over 10 years, I have been helping students receive testing accommodations for:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Processing speed disorders
  • Memory disorders
  • Emotional disorders, such as anxiety
  • And more

Testing accommodations include extended testing time, testing in a separate proctored exam room, reduced distraction testing environments, stop-the-clock breaks, and use of a computer (for written portions).

My comprehensive analysis includes these components of Neuropsychological Evaluation:

  • IQ testing
  • Educational testing – reading, writing, math
  • Executive functioning
  • Memory
  • Emotional functioning
  • Attention
  • Auditory learning
  • Visual-spatial learning

Add-on tests may be conducted as needed to ensure you have an accurate diagnosis and thorough documentation to support your request for accommodation. Add-on tests may include motor functioning, more in-depth testing for emotional or memory disorders, etc.

If you need to be tested or re-tested to support your request for testing accommodations, contact me today.