In simple terms, diagnostic evaluation means to diagnose or discover the students' difficulties while learning and creating a plan to treat and assess the problem accurately. In other words, it is performed to disclose a child's weaknesses and strengths. These assessments are intended to help our teachers and therapists, as well as parents, identify what a child knows and can do in different domains to support their students' learning.
While many evaluation times can vary, we schedule about two hours of evaluation time with your educational diagnostician. Depending on the child, this can be done in our appointment, or can be split into two shorter appointments depending on the child's level of comfort and attention span.
The goal of the diagnostic evaluation is to be able to support, nurture, and treat the child's individual needs while being able to obtain and track their progress through-out the year. By doing an evaluation, we are able to get a baseline of what your child may need help with in their educational setting (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, etc.) From there, our therapists and teachers can get a better understanding of what your child's individual needs and goals may be.
Dyslexia is a language based learning disability that affects how students turn letters and sounds into words. This impacts a students ability to recognize and decode words, reading fluently, and even their spelling
As a result of weak fine motor skills, students with dysgraphia have a hard time writing neatly, properly spacing letters or words, copying down text, and getting their thoughts onto paper.
Dyscalculia is a learning difference characterized by difficulty in understanding number sense such as learning math facts, sequencing events, and/or the inability to recognize simple patterns.
In addition to a comprehensive assessment, we can look closely at your student’s skills in reading, math, and writing to uncover any weakness that may hinder your child's academic success.
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