If you are concerned about your child’s learning abilities, you will want to consult with a child school neuropsychologist who is nationally certified. Such a specialist can provide appropriate testing and evaluation to determine your child’s specific needs and then recommend any needed strategic interventions. The earlier you begin this process, the easier it is to equip your child for success in school.
No one likes to see a child suffer the frustration and lack of academic progress that result from difficulties in learning. There appears to be a rise in the number of children with diagnoses of dyslexia, ADHD, autism and other conditions that hinder learning in a traditional format. This does not mean your child is incapable of learning. He or she may just need a different teaching format and environment. However, most school systems are not adequately staffed to ensure that each child has the opportunity to achieve his or her potential.
Although not all children who exhibit a lack of self-discipline and behavioral problems warrant a clinical diagnosis, they can still benefit from the definitive answers you will receive from a professional testing and evaluation for these conditions that make such an impact on learning. Neuropsychologists in private practice who are certified to specialize in school evaluations can provide evaluations for:
– Learning Disability
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Gifted Assessments
– Autism Spectrum
– Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NLD)
Perhaps your child has done well through elementary and high school with or without these evaluations, but you are concerned about his success in college or university. A child school neuropsychologist can also conduct testing specific to accommodation for SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and PRAXIS. Give your child every advantage possible.
An evaluation assesses your child’s neuropsychological, cognitive and academic strengths and challenges. The psychologist may involve the parents and teachers besides the child himself in the evaluation and recommendations. As a parent, you will want to make sure that anyone significant in your child’s life understands what is going on and is included as part of the solution for your child’s success.
Although the focus is usually on schoolwork, the outcomes of neuropsychological evaluation and testing also impact positively on social skills. Implementing recommended strategies for therapy, behavior management and/or medication will lead to healthier relationships at home and school, and in the community generally.
If you have any concerns at all about the unique learning capabilities of your child, contact Dr. Joshua Shifrin through his website(https://neuropsycheval.com/) or by calling 860-966-0309 to find out more about the benefits of a neuropsychological evaluation. That is just the first step to supporting and equipping your child to realize his potential for the rest of his life.