Many adults spend their entire lives with an undiagnosed learning disability (LD) and never learn the “tools” needed to overcome it. A thorough adult learning disability assessments by a qualified professional can help you obtain the necessary accommodations in school and in the workplace.
Who should be assessed for an adult learning disability?
There are a number of reasons why an adult may choose to undergo a learning disability assessment. Some of the areas that a learning disability can create problems include:
Work or school: preventing you from reaching your career and/or educational goals
Daily life: Your relationships, managing finances, decision-making and more can all be impacted by a learning disability
Or just a desire to know why you always struggle to learn and remember information
What is an adult learning disability assessment?
During an LD assessment, relevant information about an individual’s areas of strengths and challenges is gathered to confirm whether or not you may have a learning disability. While the components of an assessment may vary on an individual basis, most will include the following:
Screening (informal interview, brief test, career interest inventories, and/or review of medical, school, or work histories)
Evaluation (formal testing for achievement, intelligence, and processing)
Diagnosis (a statement specifying the results of the assessment, including the type of LD identified)