Psychoeducational Evaluations

What We Do

San Diego BrainWorks performs comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations assessing for Reading, Writing, and/or Math Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and/or Dyscalculia). These comprehensive evaluations typically include aspects of neuropsychological testing in order to gain a complete understanding of the client and to aid in diagnostic specificity.

 

San Diego Brainworks uses a comprehensive battery of tests to determine if your child has a specific learning disorder and/or other cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Test results are combined with an in-depth interview with parents, classroom observation, input from teachers, therapists, tutors, doctors, and others familiar with you or your child’s medical and academic situation, so that we can make tailored individualized recommendations.

 

We conduct evaluations for public and private school settings as well as Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's).

How This Can Help You

Evaluations typically include measures designed to assess a child’s intellectual capability, or IQ, academic skills, cognitive/neuropsychological functioning (visual/verbal memory, attention, executive functioning, motor), social and emotional skills, and speech and language skills.

 

Results help us determine the underlying processes that impact a child’s performance in school and other contexts. When a child starts school, a learning disorder can be difficult to distinguish from behavioral and emotional problems, especially if a child becomes frustrated when trying to complete assignments. Therefore, our evaluations help parents and professionals better understand behavioral, emotional, and social challenges that may arise as a result of underlying challenges that present in academic settings. 

Research

Research indicates that as many as 30 percent of children have a learning disorder, which can impact performance in reading, math, writing, and/or nonverbal skills. Learning disorders often occur in children who have normal or higher-than normal intelligence but may have difficulty receiving, effectively using, processing, storing, or responding to information (verbally and visually).

Some Children With A Learning Disorder May Have Difficulty With: 

  • Distinguishing letters or numbers 

  • Rhyming and manipulating sounds

  • Writing sentences and spelling

  • Language Skills

  • Sounding out words while reading

  • Progressing in reading, writing, and/or math compared to peers

  • Excessive time spent on homework and academic activities

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Fax: 858-347-8348