What impacts academic performance?
Thinking Abilities – how the brain processes information.
Academic Skills – reading, writing, and math skills.
Executive Functions – self-control of attention, behavior, emotions, and social interaction.
What Does an Evaluation Do?
- help the student and family better understand learning strengths and challenges - learning profile.
- drive research-based Academic Intervention plans at LPLC.
- provide information and strategies for use by teachers and others working with the student.
- provide information for the school to use in the process of determining eligibility for special education.
- provide information for other professionals, such as doctors or counselors to better understand the student.
- document learning needs that might qualify for testing accommodations (e.g., ACT, SAT).
- help plan for workplace or school accommodations.
- help a student transition to middle school, high school, college, or the workplace.
What is the Evaluation Process?
Step 1 – The first step is an interview with parents or the adult student to gather background information and determine testing needs.
Step 2 – Testing is scheduled in our Boise or Wood River Valley offices. Testing is typically 4-6 hours, completed in 2-3 visits and is administered by licensed clinical psychologists, certified special education teachers, and licensed social workers. Tests typcially include verbal and visual reasoning measures,as well as academic achievement assessments (reading, writing, and math).
Tests often include verbal and visual reasoning measures, as well as academic achievement assessments (reading, writing, and math). Tests of information processing, memory, attention, language, and motor skills are used as needed. Parents, teachers, and students typically fill out forms to provide information about executive functions and self-regulation. (List of tests available at LPLC).
Step 3 – A comprehensive report is prepared with the student’s unique learning profile and a feedback session is scheduled.
At a feedback session, a licensed clinical psychologist goes over the report, which includes a detailed explanation of the testing results. The evaluation also provides recommendations for home and school-based interventions based on the individual’s strengths and needs.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Boise office at 208-333-0008.
We offer generous financial aid and interest free repayment plans. For more information on payment options, contact Tracey Buch at (208) 333-0008.
*Insurance might partially cover costs of individual counseling depending on the diagnosis and insurance policy. LPLC will provide you with the information you need to file claims with your insurance company.
For More Information:
Anne Clohessy, PhD