There are many factors that go into determining if a student has a specific learning disorders.
An individual has a learning disability when they have above average ability but are struggling in one or more academic areas.
When we look at learning disabilities today, we start by determining how a student processes and learns. We look at 7 major areas of processing which include:
Each of these areas play a vital role in a person’s ability to learn, retain, and apply new information.
We then determine where an individual falls academically within the following areas:
Basic Reading Skills
For anyone to exhibit a specific learning disability, one of two things must happen:
1) They 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) They 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.
eDiagnostic Learning offers specific online evaluations to assess for learning disabilities.
In addition, we will use the assessment information to make relevant recommendations for both school and home. Call today for more information about how we assess and diagnose learning disabilities.
eDiagnostic Learning has been assessing children and adults since 2004.
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