What is Testing?

Purpose of Testing: This comprehensive diagnostic service has the ability to rule in or out the possibility of a learning disability, or an attention deficit, by comparing ability to achievement, determining discrepancies, and considering supporting data including evaluation results, school records, previous evaluations, standardized test results, as well as student, parental and teacher perspectives. Testing informs documentation of the current snapshot of academic functioning.

Process: Dr. Muir is able to assess, diagnose, and make recommendations for educational growth including recommended school services and accommodations that assist students in realizing their potential. Students who have been referred include those with learning disabilities and/or attention deficit disorder with inattention and/or hyperactivity. The reports are individualized, comprehensive, and lengthy. Based on the data generated from the evaluation, a list of relevant resources may include: specific modifications and academic interventions, suggested readings, websites, grass roots and professional organizations, conferences and seminars. If relevant, specific names and contact information of professionals who may provide service that benefit the student may also be included. Such professionals include tutors, therapists, coaches, school counselors, dentists, psychiatrists, lawyers, advocates, sleep clinics, camps and others. Dr. Muir works with a clinical psychologist through the interpretation of the data to strengthen the findings. Parents and students will be equipped to make strength-based decisions with the report as a guide.

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