The most current appropriate tools are utilized to ascertain cognitive ability including the Weschler Intelligence Scale-Fifth Edition, Kaufman Assessment Battery For Children-Second Edition, or more specific measures.
In order to assess academic domains, the Woodcock Johnson-Third Edition battery can be used to compare student performance in academic domains to a normative sample of their peers. In addition, specific measures to determine specific area needs.
Comprehensive evaluation to determine autism spectrum disorders can include cognitive, social and communication measures to determine areas of specific need to aid in programming and recommendations best suited to individual needs.
Assessment of cognitive strengths and areas of relative need related to processing and memory aid in the diagnosis of ADHD where appropriate. In addition, consideration of specific factors in executive functioning can be determined by means from home and school checklists.
Questionnaires for parents, teachers and individuals can be scored to differentiate social emotional concerns including anxiety, depression, internalizing vs, externalizing factors. This is often essential in determining the underlying issues related to behavior.
In order to diagnose learning disabilities and affiliated social emotional challenges, a comprehensive battery including cognitive assessment, achievement testing across academic domains aid in gaining a full picture of strengths and needs to best serve your child.