She sat across from me, like so many before her looking baffled and frustrated. She had just been given a report, diagnosing her son with a learning disability. "We paid all this money" she said, "but what does it mean?". I sat and talked through the report with her like I had done with so many parents before. Reports from Psycho-educational Evaluations, whether from a public school, or from a private practitioner are not known for their parent-friendliness. Historically, they have been difficult to decipher and a bit impersonal. Because of this,I continually became the interpreter, helping parents apply information gained from these intimidating documents.
Finding myself in this role inspired me to become an Educational Diagnostician. As a diagnostician, I have made a commitment to write psycho educational reports that are both professional, understandable and applicable. Through my training I have discovered my passion for giving parents a clear picture of how their child learns!
Then I spoke with another mother...
"We would love to understand more about how she learns, but we really don't want her to be 'diagnosed'. We had a learning center do some testing, but it would be great to get a more comprehensive picture."
At this moment, a thought struck me. "Why", I thought, "do we have to reserve valuable info on learning processes and abilities for kids that are considered 'diagnosable'. Don't we all have strengths and weaknesses? Don't we all benefit from greater knowledge of self? Wouldn't parents be more empowered with the knowledge of how their child learns and what their child knows, especially if the report is designed to answer their questions?"
A cognitive analysis is the use of standardized measuring tools in an individualized, but comprehensive way to determine someone's cognitive and academic abilities in order to make individualized recommendations in regards to therapies, interventions, learning environments, and teaching methods.
This tool can empower parents with the knowledge they need to greatly impact their child's educational experiences.
It is now my most popular assessment service