During the evaluation, the doctor evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the student as a whole. These will include cognitive, intellectual, behavioral, and adaptive functioning measures to identify patterns of strengths and weaknesses. The comprehensive nature of this test helps the doctor determine whether they can give a diagnosis and recommendation for testing accommodations.
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The current high-stakes system of standardized testing can have a tremendous impact on a child’s future prospects. A difference of a few points on these tests can affect where a child places in their class, which schools they can get into, and what opportunities are available to them as they move into adulthood. Dr. Malkin can evaluate your child, identify whether they need testing accommodations, and make a recommendation in order to help your student succeed.