It Starts with a Learning Disability Assessment
The phrase “learning disability” has a lot of negative connotations. Perhaps you’re reluctant to consider that the phrase might apply to you. Don’t worry, a word can’t change who you are, but the correct diagnosis can give you tools you never had before.
LD can be very challenging because it’s not an across-the-board cognitive limitation. In fact, some people with an LD in one area can be gifted, even extraordinarily gifted, in another. If you struggle to meet your potential at work or at school, or if you have trouble with certain seemingly “simple” or “normal” tasks, a learning disability may be the reason. LD can also impact your relationships, your ability to manage finances, your decision-making, and more.
One way to think of LD is that it’s a little like being left-handed—there is nothing wrong with being a lefty, but if you try to do certain things the same way right-handed people do them, you won’t get good results. A professional assessment will give you the information you need to find ways to do things that work for you. An assessment will also give you the necessary documentation for any accommodations you may need at school or at work.
A professional learning disability assessment has several components. Although the details may vary on an individual basis, most include a screening, formal evaluation, a diagnosis, and recommendations.
Screening is an initial phase designed to help your assessor put your results in context. Screening may include an informal interview, a brief test, an inventory of your career interests and goals, and a review of your medical, school, or work histories.
Evaluation means testing for achievement, intelligence, and processing ability.
Your diagnosis is a formal statement of the results of your assessment, including the type of learning disability (if any) you have.
You will also receive recommendations, based on your diagnosis and the information you provided in your screening, for how you can better meet your goals, both at school or at work and at home.
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