At Liv Associates, we provide expert evaluations of children and adolescents for the purpose of identifying a variety of learning-related problems along with recommending interventions and accommodations. If children and/or adolescence are having difficulty at home or school with learning-based activities, they may benefit from further assessment to analyze strengths and weaknesses in order to develop more effective learning strategies. We use up-to-date, standard measures to develop a detailed learning profile in order to better understand how your child learns best and processes information compared to other same-aged children.
If you’ve noticed that your child is finding school a challenge, or still has difficulty completing tasks which others of their age have mastered years ago, it could be the case that they are suffering from some form of learning disability. A learning disability need not be a reflection of intelligence (many children with a diagnosed learning disability are of average or even high intelligence), rather, it may relate to difficulty with one or more areas of learning.
Sometimes, the first step in helping your child means learning more about his or her strengths and weaknesses, which is often best done through formal evaluation. At Liv Associates, the primary goal when completing an evaluation is to provide you, your family, and your child's school, if desired, with individualized information and recommendations to help him or her learn and function more efficiently.
Although each evaluation is individualized to each child’s specific needs, the formal evaluation process at Liv Associates begins with an initial consultation appointment with parents and a psychologist so that we can gather pertinent information regarding your concerns and learn about the specific answers you may be looking for (i.e. “Does my child have ADHD?” or “Does my child have a learning disorder?”).