Diagnostic Learning Services offers specific evaluations to test for learning disabilities.
An individual has a learning disability when they have above average ability but are struggling in one or more academic areas.
We determine how a student processes and learns by looking at 7 major areas of processing:
- Verbal Abilities
- Reasoning Abilities
- Long-Term Memory
- Short-Term Memory
- Auditory Processing
- Visual Processing
- Processing Speed
Each of these areas play a vital role in a student’s ability to learn, retain, and apply new information.
Once those 7 areas are fully reviewed, we then determine where a student falls academically.
The evaluation examines:
Basic Reading Skills
The test information is used to make relevant recommendations for school or work, and home.
For a student to exhibit a specific learning disability, one of two things must happen:
1) The student must exhibit an academic deficit that can be linked to a processing deficit in one of the areas assessed (i.e. low reading comprehension skills can be linked to weak verbal abilities).
2) The student must exhibit a significant discrepancy between their overall ability level and one or more academic areas. This means that there is something (learning disability) that is keeping them from working to their potential in that particular area.
Call today for more information about how we assess and diagnose learning disabilities.
Diagnostic Learning Services has been assessing children and adults since 2004. We have locations in Plano, Fort Worth, Houston, The Woodlands, and Austin. Call today to see how we can help!