ADHD or Immaturity?

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that children with August birthdays are diagnosed and treated for ADHD at a 34% higher rate than their peers born even a month later. How can that be?… Read the rest

Evaluation Fundamentals

For a child with learning disabilities or ADHD, the evaluation is the first step toward addressing his issues. Knowing what to expect will ease your fears and your child’s and ensure that the results are used appropriately. Evaluation Goals A… Read the rest

Is It Time for a Full Workup?

Now is the time to have a full evaluation. I would suggest a neuropsychological evaluation with a Ph.D level psychologist and not a neurologist. The best approach is to have the psychologist do a comprehensive evaluation. The psychologist will take… Read the rest

Understanding IQ Test Scores

The WISC-V is considered the “gold standard” intelligence test for children ages 6 through 16. As such it is an important component of every psycho-educational evaluation. It is always administered because it provides an overview of strengths and weaknesses, and… Read the rest

Finding the Right Evaluator

The purpose of a psycho-educational evaluation is twofold: It is used to determine if a child has learning disabilities, and if so, how his particular disabilities can best be addressed. It is therefore critical to ensure that the person performing… Read the rest