Learning disorders and ADHD tend to present together and they affect your child’s academic success. Reading disorders account for around 80 percent of learning disabilities and other learning disorders center around math and writing. Learning disorders affect about 4 percent of children and both boys and girls are equally likely to have these disorders. Learning disability assessments are usually comprised of questionnaires that parents, older children and adolescents, and educators fill out. These questionnaires provide information about your child’s emotional and behavioral functioning that may impact academic success. Learning disability assessment also uses achievement and intelligence tests to determine the presence and severity of the learning disorder. Intelligence tests measure one’s potential ability to do a variety of different tasks. An achievement test evaluates how someone functions academically, specifically reading, writing, and math. Your child is unique and Finding Your Way Psychological Services will design our testing to address your child’s individual needs.
Dr. McConnell offers the ADHD, learning disabilities, and psychological assessment clients need, as well as a variety of other services. ADHD testing for adults, adolescents, and children are available for disability accommodations for school, high school, and college. Some examples of disability accommodations include getting 1½ the amount of time to take tests, note taking, and audio recordings of class lectures.
Some psychologists give the same battery of tests over and over again; at Finding Your Way Psychological Services, you or your child may not need a certain type of psychological assessment tool. As such, it saves you time and money since Dr. McConnell only chooses the assessment tools that are most relevant to you or your child’s needs.