The New England Learning and Diagnostic center offers comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations equivalent to a school psychologist report to give parents and teachers that provide a well-rounded understanding of their school age (4-17) children who face challenges in cognitive, academic and social development within their school setting. We provide assessments for students who may be either taught in a public or private school setting.
We work with both school and family until school success is achieved. Our services are the equivalent of what would be provided by a Licensed Special Education teacher or School Psychologist, for the purpose of helping each student that we served adjust to their school setting and to achieve academic excellence, regardless of their handicapping condition.
Our Individualized developmental and interdisciplinary approach brings together experts from different fields to provide an integrated understanding of the "whole child".
We identify strenghs and weakness in the following areas:
- Reading, Math and with Written Expression
- Developmental delays, learning or social disabilities
- Behavior issues
- Emotional Functioning
- Learning Disabilities
- IQ Testing
- Bilingual Spanish Testing
Psychological and Educational Assessment:
We accept referreals from parents and schools for the following types of assessment.
INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: is one that is conducted by a qualified examiner who is not employed by the school district. Public expense means that the school district either pays for the full expense of the evaluation. This evaluation may include any of the assessments listed below.
INTELLIGENCE TESTING: We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of a student's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, which can include assessing developmental delays, intellectual giftedness, intellectual disabilities, communication skills, nonverbal reasoning skills and processing speed.
ACHIEVEMENT TESTING: Your child's level in areas of reading, mathematics and writing are addressed. Achievement test instruments, include the Wechesler Individualized Achievment Test (WIAT), The Woodcock Reading Mastery Test (WRMT), Keymath Diagnostic Test (Key Math 3), Woodcock Tests of Achievement (WJ-IV), Test of Written Expression and the Early Reading and Math Development Assessment (ERDA).
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT: A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive psychological evaluation that includes your child';s adcadmic level of functioning. This type of assessment is used to determine academic strengths and weaknesses as well as identifying any emotional or behavioral issues. A psychoeducational assessement is also used to identify specific learning disabilities in reading, math or with written expression and the testing results lead to detailed educational recommendations that can be used to create Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for Special Education, 504 Plans, and well as general educational planning.
ASSESSMENT OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING: Assessment of executive functioning is useful for children with issues of attention, planning and organizational skills.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL FUNCTIONING: Assessments may include evaluation of the student's behavioral, emotional, and social skills which may affect a child or adolescent's functioning at home and at school. We can include measures of depression, anxiety and adaptive skills in the testing, as well as provide a specific psychiatric diagnosis as is necessary.
FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT: Student who continue to have difficulty with school behavior often benefit from having this type of assessment, as it helps with the develoment of a behavior plan that actually works.