~ A valuable resource to identify learning strengths & weaknesses, learning styles and to develop
an individualized plan for the family to enhance academic & life skill success~
What is an Executive Function Disorder?
An executive function disorder is a neurological disorder that creates a pattern of inattention, impulsivity, hyperactive behavior, or a combination of all three. According to research, 5% to 10% of school-aged children are diagnosed with executive function disorders. Although the number is unclear for the adult population, it is known that EF disorders frequently continue through adulthood.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well-known executive function disorder.
Children's difficulties with EF will likely become apparent by the time they reach the age of four or five years old. Within structured school settings, teachers and parents start to notice careless mistakes in school work, poor organizational skills, poor self-control (e.g. easily distracted, talks excessively, interrupts others' conversations, difficulty waiting turn), fidgets or seems always "on the go" and has difficulty following through with responsibilities.
Can a psycho-educational evaluation help me or my child?
If you recognize any of the above characteristics in your child or yourself, a psycho-educational evaluation can help. A psycho-educational evaluation is a valuable resource to identify learning strengths and weaknesses, identify learning styles and to develop an individualized plan for the family to enhance academic success. The evaluation consists of standardized tests of intelligence, academic achievement, and information processing skills (i.e. executive functioning abilities).
How long will an evaluation take?
A truly comprehensive evaluation will take between 5 and 6 hours. It can be administered in one day, but often is separated into two or more days, depending upon the child.