Behavioral Psychology Associates
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Behavioral Psychology

Why Are Children and Adolescents Referred for Academic Assessments?

  • Avoidance of particular academic tasks

  • Academic performance below expectations

  • Difficulty remembering information

  • Trouble problem solving novel tasks

  • Poor organizational skills and forgetfulness

  • Poor self-esteem and low self-confidence

  • Difficulty with behavior or emotional control


Our clinical team can examine:

  • Intellectual functioning

  • Academic achievement (reading, writing, mathematics, spelling)

  • Attention skills

  • Executive skills (organization, planning, inhibition, flexibility)

  • Auditory and visual processing

  • Memory and learning

  • Fine motor functioning

  • Visual-spatial abilities

  • Language skills (understanding and expression)

  • Behavior related to academic productivity

Common Facts About Learning Disabilities and ADHD

  • 1 in 7 Americans has some type of learning disability (National Institutes of Health).

  • Approximately 2-10% of students in public schools are identified as having learning disabilities.

  • As many as 80% of students with learning disabilities have reading problems.

  • Approximately 3-5% of school-age children have ADHD.

  • Learning disabilities and ADHD often run in families.

  • Symptoms of ADHD can continue into adulthood.

  • Many children are diagnosed with both learning disabilities and ADHD.

Behavioral Psychology