Kinds of Tests Accustomed to Identify Learning Disabilities

 

Diagnostic Assessment: Examples & Overview

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Assessment Tool DTLD | Learning Disability

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Understanding Different Types of Tests and Assessments

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How Do I Request an Evaluation?

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The benefits of private evaluations in diagnosing learning disabilities

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Tests Used to Evaluate Learning Intelligence Tests. Intelligence tests (often called IQ tests) most commonly used to diagnose a learning disability Achievement Tests. Common achievement tests used to diagnose a learning disability include the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Visual Motor Integration.

GORT assists the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties. It is intended for children 7–19 years old. There are two tests forms, each containing 14 reading sequences and relevant questions. This test is administered to children ages 6–18. Norm-referenced testing is used; raw scores are converted into grade equivalent scores and standard scores.

Learning disabilities are common. Between 8% and 10% of children under age 18 in the U.S. may have some type of learning disability. Learning disabilities have nothing to. Types of Assessments and Procedures to Diagnose Learning Disabilities These are the types of tests you may expect: Intelligence Tests: Also called IQ tests, these instruments measure aptitude, the capacity to learn rather than what the child has already learned. Learning Disabilities in Adults.

When most people hear of a learning disability, they are likely to think of a child or adolescent. Since the signs and symptoms often first appear in the earlier. Results from these cognitive ability tests are acceptable (the edition current at time of testing should be used): Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale or Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children. Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities.

Academic and psychological testing. Usually, several specialists work as a team to do the evaluation. The team may include a psychologist, a special education expert, and a speech-language pathologist.

Many schools also have reading specialists who can help diagnose a reading disability. 4. Testing is the first step in diagnosing a learning disability. If your child is being tested for learning disabilities or other educational disabilities, find the information you need about the assessments and evaluations used by public schools and.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations governing diagnosis of learning disabilities and other types of disabilities in public schools are somewhat general and leave the specific requirements to states to define.   Consequently, there are differences from state to state in diagnostic criteria. Procedures used to Diagnose a Disability and to Assess Special Educational Needs: An International Review 1 Procedures used to Diagnose a Disability and to Assess Special Educational Needs: An International Review By Dr Martin Desforges and Professor Geoff Lindsay, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research, University of Warwick.

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In view of these administration requirements, children who have difficulty understanding verbal instruction (e.g., with autism, hearing impairment, or attention deficit disorder) or lack control of movement (e.g., with muscle weakness or lack of coordination) may be disadvantaged on performance-based tests.

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from Case-Smith’s Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book
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Each evaluation uses different tests, different terminology, and different labels for the learning disability.

“Handbook of Psychology, Educational Psychology” by Donald K. Freedheim, Irving B. Weiner, Gloria J. Miller, William M. Reynolds, John A. Schinka, Wayne F. Velicer, Gloria E. Miller, Alice F. Healy, Robert W. Proctor
from Handbook of Psychology, Educational Psychology
by Donald K. Freedheim, Irving B. Weiner, et. al.
Wiley, 2003

The most commonly used medical diagnostic testing for children with intellectual disability include neuroimaging; metabolic, genetic, and chromosomal testing; microarray analysis; and electroencephalography.

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from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set
by Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Bonita F. Stanton, MD, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

The most commonly used medical diagnostic testing for children with intellectual disability include neuroimaging; metabolic, genetic, and chromosomal testing; microarray analysis; and electroencephalography (EEG).

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from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

The tests usually assessed a child’s ability in such areas as listening comprehension, following instructions, hand-eye co-ordination, visual discrimination, auditory discrimination, sound blending, letter recognition and word identification.

“Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs: Strategies for the Regular Classroom” by Peter S. Westwood
from Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs: Strategies for the Regular Classroom
by Peter S. Westwood
Routledge, 1997

Areas that might require additional testing include speech and language, more extensive visual testing, and neurologic and medical evaluations to rule out attention deficithyperactivity disorder or other medical syndromes.

“Optometric Management of Learning-related Vision Problems” by Mitchell Scheiman, Michael W. Rouse
from Optometric Management of Learning-related Vision Problems
by Mitchell Scheiman, Michael W. Rouse
Mosby Elsevier, 2006

Tests of phonologic capabilities and reading readiness are becoming increasingly available; one such test is the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing in Reading (CTOPP, PRO-ED), which is nationally standardized for age 5 through adult years.

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

In view of these administration requirements, children who have difficulty understanding verbal instruction (e.g., with autism, hearing impairment, or attention deficit) or lack control of movement (e.g., with muscle weakness or lack of coordination) may be disadvantaged on performance-based tests.

“Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book” by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O'Brien
from Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents E-Book
by Jane Case-Smith, Jane Clifford O’Brien
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

The four major categories of disabilities vision impairment, hearing impairment, physical or motor disabilities, and learning disabilities — account for the majority of occasions where the application of standard tests presents a challenge, both from a psychometric and a clinical perspective.

“Psychological Testing: An Introduction” by George Domino, Marla L. Domino
from Psychological Testing: An Introduction
by George Domino, Marla L. Domino
Cambridge University Press, 2006

They can be identified on the basis of behavioral impairments, such as in autism, specific language impairment (SLI), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or dyslexia.

“The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development” by Usha Goswami
from The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development
by Usha Goswami
Wiley, 2010

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