Psychoeducational Assessments in NYC
CBT/DBT Associates offers psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents ages 3 to 18. These assessments can be used to determine an ADHD or learning disability diagnosis, school readiness and accommodations for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT.
School Readiness Evaluations
Are you concerned about your young child’s early academic skills? Have you considered holding them back or waiting another year before having them start school? A school readiness evaluation can determine if your 3-6-year-old is on track or whether they might need extra support. We can identify strengths and weaknesses and provide personalized recommendations to promote your child’s academic success.
Children and adolescents with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often have difficulty beginning or completing work, following instructions, and keeping organized. They may be extremely impulsive in their behaviors and/or emotions. They may struggle with school and also socially with peers. Proper assessment of ADHD can be crucial, as there are evidence-based interventions that can greatly benefit kids. While not always necessary, a neuropsychological evaluation can be crucial in ruling out other conditions, such as learning disabilities, depression, or anxiety, that can be mistaken for or can co-occur with ADHD. Additionally, a comprehensive evaluation can determine areas of strength and weakness with regard to academic ability and aid in developing personalized recommendations to optimize academic success.
Accommodations for Standardized Testing and Schooling
This comprehensive evaluation will assess multiple areas involved in your child’s ability to complete tests and academic assignments to the best of his or her abilities. Based on the results of this evaluation, we can help determine your child’s area(s) of difficulty and provide recommendations for adjustments and accommodations to be made in the classroom, when completing assignments, or when participating in standardized testing. Signs your child may need accommodations include: working harder than most and still not achieving academically, performing below his or her grade level on testing, difficulty paying attention to instructions, and/or struggling to complete assignments in the specified time period. If results indicate that your child struggles with attention, concentration, quick processing of information, or academic achievement, individualized recommendations will be provided that may include additional time on tests, completing work in a separate room, and/or being given a note-taker or verbal instructions.
Learning Disability Evaluation
This comprehensive evaluation will provide the information needed to determine if your child has a specific learning disability. Signs your child may have a specific learning disability include: your child working harder than most and still not achieving academically, great difficulty in one academic area, a significant difference between your child’s ability to verbally express ideas and his ability to write those ideas. If results indicate that your child has a specific learning disability, individualized recommendations will be provided so that your child is able to achieve academically in a way that more closely matches her intellectual abilities.
Strengths and Weaknesses
A strengths and weaknesses evaluation creates an individual learning profile that can result in a deeper understanding of educational abilities. This profile and resultant personalized recommendations allow the student and their family to understand how the student learns best and what adjustments can be made to maximize learning potential.
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