Frequently Asked Questions About Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD ADHD) and Learning Disability Testing
What is neuropsychological or psychoeducational testing and what will the results of testing tell me?
Many areas must be tested in order to accurately diagnose a learning disability (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Dysfunction, or other cognitive deficits. To begin, a person’s overall intelligence – or cognitive ability – must be measured. This includes testing of verbal abilities, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed. Other areas of functioning must also be evaluated, including visual and auditory processing, executive functioning, visual motor skills, and attention and regulation. Once these processing areas have been evaluated, the person’s achievement must be tested in various areas, such as speaking, listening, reading, writing and math. Before the diagnostic testing is complete, background information is examined, such as family history, medical history, school performance, emotional factors, motivational issues and attention span.
At Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, we provide a comprehensive evaluation followed by a one hour in-person feedback session with the doctor. All testing includes a detailed written report with a comprehensive list of highly individualized and research based intervention strategies.
Help is available if a learning disability or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD ADHD) is identified, and students can learn strategies for navigating areas that are difficult for them. Learning disabilities effect every person differently, and the difficulties can range from mild to severe.
Depending on the type of learning disability and its severity, as well as the person’s age, different kinds of assistance can be provided. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 people of all ages with learning disability or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are protected against discrimination and have a right to different forms of assistance in the classroom and workplace. Accommodations are also made on various standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, and LSAT.
Who can we help at Cognitive Solutions?
- Students in grade school, high school, college and graduate programs
- Children and adults diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorders
- Executives and CEO’s who want to improve their skills