Specific Learning Disorder Assessment
Seeking assessment for learning difficulties such as those encountered in reading, writing, and mathematics is often the first major step toward resolving personal, academic, occupational, and other problems and concerns that having a learning difference can contribute to. I understand that a decision to seek professional counsel and evaluation for difficulties related to issues of learning is a difficult and important one – one that is never made lightly. I strive to provide the best professional support and expertise as I aid in the exploration for solutions to your concerns. At the same time, it is important to understand that although testing and assessment can be highly beneficial and provide clarification for the difficulties you are facing, there are no guarantees.
Psycho-educational assessment is a formal method applied to learning more about a particular problem or behavior and may include one or more of the following types of testing: academic achievement evaluation, assessment of cognitive functioning, intelligence testing, neuropsychological tests (for example, memory and executive functioning), and/or psychological assessment (for example, mood).
The assessment services I provide for individuals seeking testing for a Specific Learning Disorder include:
Cognitive and achievement assessment for academic and/or testing accommodation for individuals 17 years and older
Evaluation for updated documentation of previously diagnosed Learning Disorder(s)
A full comprehensive Learning Disorder evaluation includes the following services:
Initial clinical interview (up to three 50-minute sessions)
Testing and assessment sessions (up to 16 hours)
Client feedback session (one 50-90 minute session)
Written comprehensive assessment report (including hours for scoring and report writing)
For more information about seeking and obtaining a comprehensive assessment for a Specific Learning Disorder, please contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.
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Dr. Abraham's Assessment Background
My training and experience in conducting psycho-educational and neuropsychological assessment comes from several years of working with college students, young adults, and adults to address a variety of attention and learning issues including: specific learning disorders (reading comprehension, reading fluency, written expression, and mathematics); ADHD; and learning disorders related to difficulties with foreign language acquisition. I completed my Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Southern California (USC) specializing in college mental health and disability services, where I conducted individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational assessment, foreign language substitution evaluations, and support groups for students struggling to manage ADHD and other learning difficulties in college and graduate school. In addition to my experience at USC, I completed clinical training in neuropsychological assessment at a community mental health center providing comprehensive assessment for children, adolescents, and adults. In addition to my providing psychotherapy, I also currently conduct ADHD, Learning Disorder, and other assessment for adults and college students at University Park Psychological Associates, located near the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.