When is a Learning
Assessment Helpful?

Parents might consider a comprehensive learning assessment WHEN their child:

  • Resists learning to read or reading for pleasure

  • Has difficulty organizing materials, tracking assignments, or remembering to turn in homework

  • Struggles to organize long term projects and essays and often waits until the last minute to start them

  • Takes much longer than peers to complete homework

  • Requires significant parental help or supervision to complete homework

  • Has trouble with rote memory and automatic recall (e.g. math fact automaticity)

  • Struggles as expectations for organization and independence at school increase (i.e. 3rd grade, middle school, high school)

  • Has trouble getting thoughts and ideas into writing

  • Does well on homework assignments but performs poorly on tests

  • Appears bright and works hard yet grades do not match effort

  • Makes self-deprecating comments about abilities (i.e., “I’m stupid or “I’m the worst reader in the class”)