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      10323 Santa Monica Blvd,
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      Los Angeles, CA 90025

      Neuropsychological / Educational Assessments

      Comprehensive Testing Brings Accurate Diagnosis

      When faced with concerns regarding an individuals' performance in school, or the workplace, psychoeducational testing may be warranted. For a child, a thorough assessment may include review of school records, medical records, interviews with teachers and school counselors, and consultation with your child's pediatrician or family doctor.

      Psychoeducational testing can also help college or graduate school students, who may be struggling academically with continuing issues, or help adults to determine whether they have a learning disability or ADHD that may have gone undiagnosed in childhood.

      Let Us Help You Find the Answers

      To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tansman at Psychological Assessment Services at her Los Angeles, -Pasadena or Irvine office, call (310) 734-0306 or contact us online today!

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      Neuropsychological / Psychoeducational Testing

      Neuropsychological / Psychoeducational Testing provides information regarding:

      • A patients specific learning style and academic strengths and weaknesses, poor school performance, or academic decline
      • Behaviors such as inattention, poor organization, hyperactivity, low motivation, work struggles, or low frustration tolerance
      • Memory, reasoning, and problem-solving ability
      • Motor skills, sensory-perceptual functioning, and visual- perceptual functioning
      • IQ (as determined by various intelligence tests)
      • Academic achievement (as determined by achievements tests)
      • Attention, concentration, and impulsivity (as determined by computerized performance tests)

      Neuropsychological / Psychoeducational Testing can often assist with the following:

      • Diagnosing Learning disabilities, such as Reading Disorder/Dyslexia, Disorder of Written Expression/Dysgraphia, Math Disorder/Dyscalculia and Auditory Processing Disorder.
      • Diagnosing Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or other executive functioning deficits
      • Eligibility for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan
      • Peforming an Independant Educational Evaluation (IEE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act pursuant to 34 CFR 300.502
      • Admission into private schools or postgraduate programs
      • Accommodations for standardized tests such as the IRB, ISEE, SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, or other graduate school entrance exams.
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      What is a Learning Disability?

      A learning disability is a neurological disorder which affects the brain's processing abilities.

      While most commonly identified in children by a parent or teacher, learning disabilities can go undiagnosed, making testing in teenagers and adults sometimes necessary. In school-aged children who are unable to meet the expectations of a traditional classroom, a learning disability does not imply a lack of intelligence; in fact, many children with a learning disability have higher intelligence levels than other children of the same age. The problem lies in the child's ability to process information, leading to difficulties in reading, writing, reasoning, spelling or math, and can even impact a child's life outside of school. In undiagnosed adults, these symptoms may be interfering with their employment, social and home lives. Today the terms neurodiversity, or neurodiverse are commonly used to describe individuals who may have learning disabilities.

      Dr. Tansman specializes in assessing adults who have ongoing concerns or curiosity about possible undiagnosed learning disabilities.

      A learning disability cannot be cured; however, the earlier a learning disability is diagnosed, the sooner you or your child can begin to manage the disability and learn effective therapies and techniques to help succeed in work, school and everyday life.

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      What Can a Learning Disability Test Diagnose?

      Dr. Tansman has years of experience diagnosing patients with a wide-range of cognitive and behavioral concerns. Trained in psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic testing and assessment (neurodiversity testing), Dr. Tansman can effectively diagnose the following learning disabilities in both children and adults:

      • Reading Disorders like Dyslexia
      • Disorders of Written Expression like Dysgraphia
      • Visual-Motor Integration Disorder
      • Math Dyscalculia
      • Executive Functioning deficits in working memory, time management, and organization.

      In addition, Dr. Tansman can diagnose issues which often coincide with a learning disability, such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD, as well as assess motor skills, sensory-perceptual functioning, audio and visual-perceptual functioning and other executive functioning deficits. This in-depth assessment of the cognitive, behavioral and physical factors influencing a client's ability to learn will help to shape a unique and comprehensive approach to managing the learning disability.

      What Can I Expect During Learning Disability Testing?

      Formulating a learning disability diagnosis can be complex. Dr. Tansman will begin by gathering the patient's medical history and discussing the symptoms which initially led you to request a learning disability test. She will likely discuss your family history, as certain types of learning disabilities can be inherited from relatives, as well as discuss environmental and medical factors which may influence your or your child's ability to learn.

      If a learning disability is suspected, a custom-tailored testing plan, which may use a wide variety of testing methods, both electronic and manual, will be utilized to discover and diagnose any existing learning issues.

      After receiving testing for learning disabilities, a comprehensive report can be created with recommendations. Dr. Tansman will discuss any questions or concerns you may have. The recommendations may provide eligibility for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), to receive special education services, as well as accommodations for standardized tests or the workplace , if indicated.

      Let Us Help You Find the Answers

      The prospect of suffering from a learning disability can be both concerning and dismaying. If you suspect you or your child is impacted by a learning disability, don't delay in receiving an assessment. When appropriate, talk with your child's teacher(s) to gather work samples and their observations of your child's development, all of which can be incredibly useful during testing.

      To schedule an appointment with Dr. Tansman at Psychological Assessment Services at her Los Angeles, Pasadena, Irvine, or Calabasas office, call (310) 734-0306 or contact us online today!

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      Los Angeles

      10323 Santa Monica Blvd
      Suite 111
      Los Angeles, CA 90025
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      Phone: (310) 734-0306

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      Suite 200
      Rolling Hills, CA 90274
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      Phone: (562) 850-1033


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      Pasadena, CA 91105
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      Phone: (626) 658-3611


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      Irvine, CA 92612
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      Phone: (949) 577-7881


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      Calabasas, CA 91320
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      Phone: (818) 538-2250

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