An educational evaluation consists of a series of tests that can help you better understand your child. While the exact tests might vary based on your particular situation, you can usually expect your child to undergo a cognitive assessment (IQ test), an achievement test, and tests that assess the child’s personality and preferences. These tests can reveal a lot about your child.
Identifying Potential Problems
Teachers and other school personnel don’t always catch a struggling child. If your child if performing at an average level based on grade standards, the teacher is not likely to feel that there’s a problem. However, a child can perform at grade level while still having learning differences like dyslexia or dysgraphia. An educational assessment by our professional staff can tease out these potential issues.
Finding Learning Style
A mismatch between the teacher’s style and a student’s learning style sometimes causes even smart students to flounder. Our evaluations can help you understand the best way for your child to learn. This is particularly important if you are considering schools that offer non-traditional environments, such as a Montessori school or a project based learning environment. It could also let you know if homeschooling is right for you.
Providing Data to Schools
Many parents use the data they receive in a private psychological evaluation to request special accommodations at school. When you choose to have your child evaluated with us, you are able to decide whether you want to share results with the school or not. If sharing the information can help your child’s teacher come up with a plan that works, it’s helpful. However, if our results show something you’d prefer to keep private, that’s a choice you have.
Educational evaluations can open up a world of possibilities for you and your child. Contact us to learn about how your child could benefit from our services.