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.