Where is the best place to go if my son's 1st grade teacher recommends testing for my son because he is struggling to keep up academically?
We live on the peninsula in the Bay Area. He is 7 and in the first grade and needs a little extra time with homework and school assignments. Areas include language (phonics), reading (loves it but still has to sound out some words), writing (still struggling with pencil grip) and math (concepts).
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I suggest you go to a clinical neuropsychologist or educational psychologist in your area. They perform a battery of tests to determine how your child is learning and what accomodations or help he will need to get him through school. Don't wait on this. The sooner your child gets the help he needs the sooner he will feel success.
We offer assessments at the Reading Clinic which include a battery of standardized tests that give us a realistic view of a student's learning and reading abilities. An in depth consultation is also provided to explain the test results, the process of learning, and our realistic plan of treatment specifically geared for the student. We provide support in phonics, writing and math.