Where can I go to have her tested for a learning disability?

In Topics: Learning disabilities
> 60 days ago



Dec 26, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

I am not sure of the age of who you are asking about.. however, if your child is of school age then you can request in writing a review of her current psycho-educational status by a team of educational professionals.

The first step with this process is to see if there are documented reasons for a learning disability AND if these reasons impact her academic success.  Also, is her academic performance align with her cognitive abilities is an important question to ask.

In addition, the professionals will want to ascertain how the child performs in comparison to age peers.  

There are many websites which can help parents who have children with learning challenges.  Please keep in mind, that in my opinion, many of us have strengths and weaknesses, however we need to determine to the best of our collective abilities if these learning behaviors negatively impact academic achievement.

Here are some useful websites which may assist you:

http://www. ldanatl.og

Thanks for writing and good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Owner of Signing Families

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laurenf writes:
Hi Loretagusman,

It sounds like you already did some reading on the subject. A few sources I've looked at suggest taking to your child's teacher to see if they suspect a learning disability as well. If they do, the teacher and school can recommend places your daughter can test (often at school). I hope the articles below help!

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