An individual’s ability to meet academic expectations in a positive and productive manner strongly influences self-esteem, personal growth, and motivation for and success in learning. Educational assessment provides the means of answering how best to support the individual child, adolescent, or adult in the process of academic learning.
Assessment usually includes an initial interview and psychoeducational testing and behavioral observations relevant to academic performance, followed by a conference to review results and discuss recommendations. Key components are providing assistance in understanding learning differences or disabilities, if they do exist, and making appropriate recommendations for remediation. Services also include ongoing monitoring of individuals’ progress, including revision and modification of recommendations, as well as consultation to parents and to other professionals regarding educational concerns and plans. Clients at ABCD are enrolled in a wide variety of public, private, religious, and specialized educational institutions.
Frequent referral issues:
- diagnosis of learning disabilities, including dyslexia
- general review of academic status
- gifted child concerns
- determination of appropriate program placement