Lone Tree, Colorado Thorough ADHD and Learning Disability Evaluations
Is your child or teen not performing well in school? As your child’s first teacher, you may have wondered, “Did I not do enough to prepare my child for school?” Many parents tend to blame themselves for something that is not due to parenting. That’s an understandable reaction, but it’s important to consider that not all children learn the same way, and there are many who need support in addition to the traditional methods taught in schools across the country. In fact according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five children in the U.S. have learning and attention issues including ADHD and dyslexia. And because many children have trouble grasping the learning concepts or don’t do well on tests, it is possible your child has a learning disability and/or attentional issues, which he or she should be evaluated for as soon as possible to determine whether its a learning disability, ADHD, or potentially a lack of motivation.
Lone Tree, Colorado Learning Disability Testing
If you are not familiar with what is involved with testing for learning disabilities, it could feel overwhelming when you think about what may seem like a long road ahead. Fortunately, our psychologists at Mountain Vista Psychology have experience working with children and families and strive to make this new world of evaluations as comfortable as possible for both parent and child. We conduct thorough evaluations and utilize a variety of tests and interviews, yet remain mindful of not burning our clients out as we try to identify what obstacles stand between your child and their academic success. Evaluation results may reveal issues regarding memory, processing speed, attention, or specific deficits related to learning to read, write, or complete math at grade level. But rest assured knowing you will get recommendations for interventions and accommodations to best support your child’s specific learning profile and needs.
Lone Tree, Colorado Learning Disability Diagnosis
- Wechsler intelligence tests: (IQ tests) such as the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WIPPSI), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) for adults. Looks at ability to learn new information visually, verbally, working memory, and processing speed.
- Woodcock Johnson-IV: Testing the looks at your child’s reading, writing, and math skills. Depending on our findings we may also recommend extended memory testing or more in-depth testing on specific reading skills (i.e., fluency, decoding).
- Key Math: Targeted math assessment lasting 3-90 minutes.
- The Gray Oral Reading Tests-Fifth Edition (GORT-5): The GORT-5 is one of the most widely used measures of oral reading fluency and comprehension and will allow us to gain a deeper understanding of reading fluency and comprehension levels.
- The Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing – Second Edition (CTOPP-2): The CTOPP-2 is a targeted assessment of phonological skills.
- Test Of Memory And Learning – 2: The TOMAL-2 is a memory battery used for evaluating general and specific memory function for children, adolescents, and adults ages 5 to 59 years 11 months. The standard battery for the TOMAL-2 consists of eight core subtests six supplementary sub-tests, and two delayed recall tasks.
Lone Tree, Colorado ADHD
Lone Tree, Colorado ADHD Diagnosis
About Mountain Vista Psychology
At Mountain Vista Psychology, PLLC, our stellar team of clinicians are proud to serve our clients with all the treatment support you and your family are seeking. Based in Englewood, CO, we can assist you with how to manage you or your child’s learning disability and/or ADHD diagnosis. You can count on us to determine the right diagnosis and treatment so you can move forward in your life in a positive way. Take advantage of a free consultation by calling us at 720-583-9332. Your overall well-being is very important to us.