Behavioral Psychology Associates
Behavioral Psychology Associates

Psychological and Psychoeducational Testing

Why Are Children and Adolescents Referred for Academic Testing?

Children and adolescents are often referred by pediatricians, family practitioners, teachers and other school personnel, attorneys, professionals, and former patents due to concerns such as:

  • 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.

How We Can Help

A typical assessment of children and adolescents may include areas such as:

  • Intellectual functioning.
  • Academic achievement and skills (reading, writing, mathematics, spelling).
  • Attention.
  • 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.

What You and Your Child Will Learn

The feedback session and test report will offer you and your child valuable information including:

  • Diagnostic impressions.
  • A practical understanding of your child’s strengths and challenges.
  • Recommendations tailored to your child’s specific intellectual, academic, educational, and behavioral needs.

Dr. Kipka is available to attend 504 and IEP meetings.

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.