ADHD, Dyslexia, & Learning Differences Assessments & Evaluations

Forman Diagnostic Center: Assessments & Evaluations for Individuals with ADHD, Dyslexia, & Other Learning Differences

 

ADHD and Executive Function Assessment and Evaluation 

You may seek an evaluation for ADHD and executive function following commentary from teachers or your own personal observations. The first step in assessing ADHD and executive function is an initial consultation with your family and Dr. Ruth. During this process, you will review documentation and discuss concerns and goals. You will then determine whether to move forward with the recommended evaluation plan. If you decide to move forward with an evaluation plan, Dr. Ruth will administer face-to-face testing, integrate the data, provide feedback, and present a report. 

Evaluations for ADHD and executive function involve cognitive proficiency tests, tests of sustained attention, rating scales, clinical observations, and executive function measures. For a targeted evaluation, testing is typically completed in one day. Comprehensive evaluations typically require three days of testing sessions depending upon a student’s stamina. 

During the feedback process, Dr. Ruth and your family will discuss home, school, and community-based support recommendations. 

 

Dyslexia and Other Language-Based Learning Differences 

You may seek an evaluation for dyslexia and other language-based learning differences following reports from teachers or observations you make as a parent, including witnessing your student get frustrated with schoolwork or recognizing your student’s withdrawal from learning when they once were excited by it. The first step in assessing dyslexia and other language-based learning differences is an initial consultation with your family and Dr. Ruth. During this process, you will review documentation and discuss concerns and goals. You will then determine whether to move forward with the recommended evaluation plan. If you decide to move forward with an evaluation plan, Dr. Ruth will administer face-to-face testing, integrate the data, provide feedback, and present a report.  

Evaluations involve looking at the building blocks of literacy skill development across phonological awareness, phonological memory, and the automaticity of reading skills, working up to comprehension. 

During the feedback process, Dr. Ruth and your family will discuss home, school, and community-based support recommendations. 

 

Anxiety and Emotional Regulation 

Depending upon the presenting difficulty and age, social-emotional and social functioning are looked at through the lens of etiology, as in what is causing the social impact of emotional distress. If warranted, testing for social responsiveness is recommended, or comprehensive emotional measures are administered with corroboration from parents and/or educators. 

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ADHD Dyslexia Assessments Evaluations Forman

Dr. Maryellen Ruth, Director of the Forman Diagnostic Center

e: maryellen.ruth@formanschool.org

p: 860.567.1895

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