Learning Disabilities

  • A thorough psychoeducational evaluation scaled for adults. Areas to be assessed:
    • Aptitude: The preferred test is the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Revised (WAIS-R). The Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery Revised: Tests of Cognitive Ability or the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition are acceptable.
    • Achievement: Assessment of abilities in math, writing, and reading is required. Suggested tests: Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery Revised: Tests of Achievement; Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK) or The Test of Written Language-2 (TOWL), Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests Revised, or the Stanford Diagnostic Mathematics Test.
    • Information Processing: The specific areas that must be assessed are short and long-term memory, sequential memory, auditory and visual/perception processing, processing speed. Use of the subtest from the WAIS-R or the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability is acceptable.
  • Testing must be current, preferably within the past three years or after age 16. Due to the provision that all reasonable accommodations and services are based upon assessment of the current impact of the student’s disabilities on her academic performance, it is important to provide recent and appropriate documentation. Date of testing must be provided.
  • When appropriate, a clear diagnosis (i.e. NLD, CAPD) and/or a description of the functional limitations posed by the disability.
  • Recommended accommodations