It should come as no surprise that all children learn differently. What works well for one may not work as well for another. Some kids are very strong in math while others excel in reading. A comprehensive educational evaluation can provide insight into a child’s intellectual abilities and academic achievement. It can highlight their areas of strength and those in need of reinforcement. Having a better understanding of what a child knows, how they learn, and whether or not they have a learning disability can enhance their education and future. With this information, they can receive more personalized support and assistance.
Cognitive & Academic Achievement Testing
Educational evaluations include cognitive and academic achievement testing. Through standardized tests and other assessments, a comprehensive learning profile is created on the child. Cognitive and academic achievement testing at PediaPlex can help to identify:
- Learning styles
- Learning disabilities including dyslexia
- Academic strengths and weaknesses
- Specific testing to meet SAT/ACT requirements for accommodations including extended time
- Testing and documentation to meet university requirements for entrance into disability programs
- Professional counseling services that focus on adolescents and adults struggling with learning differences, ADHD and coexisting issues such as anxiety and depression
Components of a Thorough Educational Evaluation
There is more to a child than just what standardized testing reveals. In order to gain a more well-rounded understanding, PediaPlex staff interviews significant people in the child’s life such as parents and teachers to gather information and insight from them. It is beneficial to have input from people who observe and interact with the child in a variety of structured and non-structured settings.
Psychology staff at PediaPlex use a variety of standardized tools to assess the child’s cognitive abilities. Through achievement testing more is revealed about the child’s individual strengths and weaknesses. This allows evaluators to assess what areas they may be struggling with and how to better reinforce skills.
Once the educational evaluation is complete, parents receive a comprehensive narrative report detailing their child’s cognitive abilities and academic strengths. It also offers strategies for improving performance at school. The evaluator will meet with the parents to discuss the interpretation and results.
When is it a Good Idea to get an Educational Evaluation for your Child?
An educational evaluation can be beneficial if your child has a diagnosed disability already, or if you suspect that they might. Testing can identify exactly how their education is being affected and whether they need accommodations, additional support, therapy or other services. They deserve the best opportunity possible to maximize their education.
If your child is struggling in school, an educational evaluation can let you know what areas they are having trouble with and if they have a learning disability or other issue that is contributing to these challenges. It can also enable you to better understand their learning style and what modifications or accommodations may support them in being more successful.
Get Your Child an Educational Evaluation with PediaPlex
No parent wants to see their child struggle in school. Fortunately, there are tools, resources, and therapies available to help your child thrive and access their education more effectively. Sign your child up for an educational evaluation with PediaPlex and receive a comprehensive understanding of their intellectual and academic abilities, strengths and areas for improvement. With this complete learning profile, you can open new doors and get your child the support they need for a brighter future. Contact PediaPlex today to learn more about our educational evaluation process and find out if it is right for your child. We want to see your child thrive and receive the support they need to do so.