The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) defines a learning disability as “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations.” If your child is struggling with reading, writing or math, we invite you to bring them in for a language and learning disorder evaluation with our psychologist.
We look at different types of learning disorders such as dyslexia (issues with word recognition and reading), dyscalculia (difficulty with math and processing numerical information) and dysgraphia (difficulty with writing).
During the evaluation, we can differentiate between expressive and receptive language difficulties. The evaluation also assesses for any disorders that may impact your child’s academic performance such as intellectual disability disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other behavioral disorders. We will assess for both cognitive functioning and academic achievement to determine the pattern of strengths and weaknesses that are indicative of a learning disorder. The evaluation will take around four to six hours and the parent should be prepared to provide background history prior to the evaluation.
If you would like to learn more about language and learning disorder evaluations in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, or would like to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Nichole Swann, please call Pediatric Psychology Services of Colorado at 970-924-0484 today!