Language-Learning Disabilities Evaluation
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations are conducted for children and young adults who have been diagnosed with a learning disability or who present with learning difficulties. Our evaluations highlight the individual's areas of strength and weakness and provide recommendations including accommodations and treatment goals.
Our comprehensive evaluations include formal and informal assessments of spoken and written language as well as related executive function skills.
A diagnostic evaluation consists of an interview and history review, formal and informal assessments, discussion of results and treatment options, and assistance with referrals to other professionals and facilities, as needed. A written evaluation report is generated that summarizes test results and recommendations.
An evaluation may assess the following skill areas:
Discrimination of sounds and words
Segmenting, blending and manipulation of sounds, syllables and words
Recall of numbers, words, nonsense words and sentences
Comprehension of oral directions and stories
Higher-Level comprehension (multiple meanings, inferences, figurative language & social language)
Recalling a known story and formulating a story
Verbal problem solving
Social expression: initiating, maintaining, closing conversation
Phonological Processing (phonemic awareness, rapid naming)
Decoding and Encoding (reading and spelling)
Reading Fluency (rate and accuracy)
Project planning and sequencing steps
Organization of thoughts and ideas
Flexible thinking and self-monitoring
Throughout the lifespan, a variety of speech, language and learning conditions can arise. Some typical diagnoses include:
Language Learning Disabilities Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders Executive Function Disorders Pediatric Speech and Language Delays Articulation and Phonological Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Language Learning Disabilities
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Dyslexia and other Reading Disorders
Executive Function Disorders
Pediatric Speech and Language Delays
Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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