Academic Accommodations Evaluations

Academic Accommodations Evaluations

Many children, teenagers, and adults struggle with ADHD and learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia.

Students can also struggle with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD or neurocognitive conditions such as a head injury.  These conditions can occur together and cause difficulties at school and work.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals are entitled to reasonable academic accommodations if they have a mental or physical disability. This can include both learning disabilities, medical conditions, and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. 

They can qualify for academic accommodations such as a private testing room, extended time on exams, extended breaks between sections on exams, start and stop breaks, and assistive devices such as screen reading or dictation software.

How We Can Help

Our practice specializes in completing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for teenagers and adults for school, work, standardized tests, and licensing exams.

Every standardized test or licensing examination has specific requirements and deadlines regarding requesting accommodations. We’ve included the links to the most common tests below:

 We have extensive experience completing high-stakes academic accommodations evaluations for the toughest standardized tests including the California Bar Exam, MCAT, LSAT, and USMLE.

Dr. Gharibian was featured on the Testing Psychologist Podcast and is an expert in completing high-stakes testing accommodations evaluations. 

A comprehensive evaluation is essential if you are applying for academic accommodations on these exams. The evaluation will determine an accurate diagnosis and explain the academic accommodations you need to play on a level playing field with your peers and perform at your true potential.

What to Expect

A typical evaluation for academic accommodations includes the following:

  • A comprehensive clinical interview to help us understand important psychological, medical, educational, and social background information as well as your current cognitive and psychological functioning.
  • Review of medical, psychological, and school records that help us have a better understanding of your psychological functioning and academic performance.
  • Depending on the medical or mental health condition, we will administer psychological and neuropsychological tests to evaluate the following:
    • General intellectual abilities
    • Educational achievement (Reading, writing, spelling, and math abilities)
    • Higher-level executive skills such as reasoning and problem solving
    • Attention and concentration
    • Language comprehension and communication
    • Visual-spatial skills and perception
    • Memory impairment
    • Motor and sensory skills
    • Mood and personality
    • Psychological diagnoses
  • After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings and give it to you, your school, or the standardized testing company.
  • We will also conduct a feedback session and go over the results of the testing and our treatment recommendations.

A comprehensive evaluation will help determine if you qualify for academic accommodations 

Schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation today!

Verdugo Psychological Associates

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