Academic Testing for Learning Differences

A child or adult with a learning difference cannot try harder, pay closer attention, or improve motivation on their own. A learning difference is not a problem with intelligence. Typically, children and adults with learning differences receive, process, or communicate information differently. A mood or anxiety disorder, can also decrease focus and attention and ultimately negatively affect learning.

If you think your child might have a learning difference, you may feel overwhelmed by the contradictory information, numerous tests, and the lack of a clear plan to get the best help for your child. The first logical step is to contact your childʼs teacher. Often the teacher will refer your child to the school counselor. Unfortunately, many schools have reduced the number of trained diagnosticians and may be unable to provide testing within a timely manner.

I provide academic testing that includes an individual, comprehensive set of tests to identify learning differences.

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition Integrated (WISC-IV).
    The WISC-IV Integrated, is the most widely used clinical testing instrument for measuring cognitive
    abilities in children. It consists of 16-subtests that assist in determining underlying processing
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III)
    The WIAT-III is suitable for use in a variety of clinical, educational, and research settings to identify your childʼs academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Connors Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scale (CBRS)
    The CBRS assesses a multitude of disorders and problems affecting children and teens. The CBRS is
    composed of three rating scales completed by the parents, the teachers and the child.

The total cost of the academic assessment is $625. This cost provides you:

  • Individual administration of the WISC-IV, WIAT-III and CBRS;
  • A written report;
  • A meeting with parents, to explain the written report, test results and recommendations; and
  • Telephone consultation with school, by request.

The assessment lasts from three to four hours. Testing begins begin 8 or 8:30 am, depending on the day of the week. I do not test on the weekend. It can take up to two weeks to complete scoring and the written report. Payment can be made by cash, check, MasterCard, Visa or Discover.