LITERACY AND LANGUAGE

LITERACY AND LANGUAGE

Because not every child needs a full psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluation – which is both time-consuming and costly – we provide a battery of formal and informal assessments to understand a child’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas of need. These evaluations provide vital information on the following areas of a child’s literacy development:

  • Language and processing abilities
  • Receptive and expressive language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Word identification & phonics knowledge
  • Spelling and orthography
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension

After meeting with the parent/caregiver, we determine which assessments will be the most informative. Each evaluation is specifically designed to provide a whole picture of the child’s literacy development. Typically, our Literacy Specialist meets with the child in one two- to three-hour session. Following the assessment, the evaluator provides parents / caregivers with a clinical report of the findings and instructional recommendations tailored to the child, and meets face-to-face with parents to set a plan of action for the child.