Aug 022013

Return to Questions Q: Please give me your opinion about using any of these services: 1) Testing through the school system 2) Pediatrician 3) Neurodevelopment Training Answer: 1. Testing through the school system — This is an “okay” option, but I found our school system’s testing, and many other school systems’ testing, severely lacking in […]

Aug 022013

Return to Questions Q: I don’t want my child ‘labeled’. Why should I get an evaluation? Answer: I recommend every parent of a child with apparent learning disabilities obtain a professional evaluation by a neuropsychologist or psychoeducational evaluator.  While a “diagnosis” or “label” is part of the outcome, the label is NOT the important part […]

Feb 062013
Choices for a Comprehensive Educational Evaluation

There are basically two options for getting an Educational Evaluation for your child–the public school system or a private practitioner (educational psychologist or neuropsychologist.) A neuropsychologist is your most qualified option. Option #1: Publicly Paid For Educational Evaluation The public school system is required, by law, to provide an educational evaluation for any child suspected […]

Jan 012013

Parents often wonder whether the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) or the Stanford test is the better choice for required annual standardized testing. In addition to preparing your child for standardized testing, you will want to consider the following pros and cons before picking one of the tests. Timed Testing Differences Both the ITBS and the […]