Learning Disabilities can be expressed in children and adolescents in different forms and cause significant impairment to the individual’s academic performance as well as impact social functioning and self-esteem. At Austin Psychological & Testing Center, we provide Learning Disabilities testing to evaluate impairments in reading, writing, and/or mathematics utilizing a wide-range of assessment tools.
Our Testing Process:
Prior to conducting assessment, one of our doctors will meet with the child’s parent to engage in a brief clinical interview. During this consultation, a review of symptoms and impairments will be conducted as well as a discussion regarding the child’s developmental process and family history. It is important that our team gain insight into the child’s history to determine if there are additional symptoms present or previous that may signal any additional diagnostic considerations.
Learning Disabilities testing consists of multiple tools to determine the individual’s cognitive ability and current achievement level. Testing consists of intellectual ability tests as well as tests in the academic areas of reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. A comparison of one’s ability to the displayed performance provides insight into the possible existence of a specific learning disability. Our team of professionals reviews all data obtained during the intake session and during testing to determine if a diagnosis is warranted. Additionally, children and adolescents may complete behavior and attitude assessments to determine if any co-occurring disorders are also present that may require additional testing, diagnosis and/or treatment (i.e. ADHD, anxiety, low self-esteem, etc.)
Recommendations / Feedback Session
Once testing is completed, a detailed report of all testing data is provided. This report includes scores and descriptions from all testing sources, diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. Individuals and their families are encouraged to attend a feedback session for a personal review of the report and to discuss potential referrals and resources that are available for their post-assessment care.