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Evaluation / LD Testing

How is a learning disability identified? What do the test scores mean? For individuals with learning disabilities, assessment becomes a major part of their academic experience. Articles within this section cover issues such as state assessments and standards of learning, high-stakes testing such as graduation tests, and important information for parents regarding evaluations for special education.

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Who Can Diagnose LD and/or ADHD

Many professionals are involved in the diagnosis of LD: psychologists, educational specialists, and other professionals who work in specialized fields such as speech and language. This article identifies licensure requirements and who can diagnose LD and/or ADHD.

The Special Education Process: An Overview for Parents

Parent Guide to Re-Evaluation

Special Education: Evaluation

Basics for Parents: Your Child's Evaluation

Differences That Might Affect Development

Sometimes a child's differences can be something you can easily see, but for other children, those differences may be hidden.

Assessments for Young Children

Assessment for Adults with LD and/or ADHD

Information on assessment and who can diagnose LD or AD/HD in adults.

How to Choose a Professional

Documenting a Learning Disability

How a Student is Identified as Having a Disability and Needing Special Education Services

Uses and Misuses of Processing Tests

The Key Components of a Comprehensive Assessment of ADHD

This article helps parents determine what it takes to get their child a thorough AD/HD assessment.

Parent Observation

To help prepare for school meetings and share your knowledge of your child, use the observation profile below to record the information. Your observations are important in helping the school determine if learning problems do exist and what special services your child may need.

Questions to Ask the Professionals

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