Neuropsychological Testing: Learning Disorders

What is a Learning Disorder?

A learning disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects how the brain processes information. Learning disorders can make it difficult for people to learn and perform certain skills, such as reading, writing, math, and speaking.

Why Should I Receive an Evaluation Now?
  • Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to better outcomes: Early diagnosis and treatment of cognitive decline can help to slow the progression of the disease and improve your or a loved one’s quality of life.
  • Cognitive decline can be gradual and difficult to notice: It is important to​ have a baseline assessment of cognitive functioning so that any changes can be detected early on.
  • Treatment options are available: A neuropsychological evaluation can help​ to determine the best course of treatment for your or a loved one.
Why Should Someone with a Learning Disorder Seek a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognitive functioning. A neuropsychological evaluation is often needed to diagnose a learning disorder and to assess its impact on an individuals thinking abilities. A neuropsychological evaluation can also be used to develop treatment plans. There are several reasons why a neuropsychological evaluation when someone is suspected or has been previously diagnose with a learning disorder:

  • To get a definitive diagnosis: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to confirm or rule out a diagnosis of a learning disorder. This can be important for accessing treatment and support services.
  • To understand the individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses: A  neuropsychological evaluation can identify your cognitive strengths and weaknesses. This information can be used to develop targeted interventions and accommodations to help you succeed in school, work, and other areas of life.
  • To determine the best course of treatment: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to determine the best course of treatment. This may include medication, therapy, and/or educational accommodations.

There are several reasons why a neuropsychological evaluation for a learning disorder should be completed now:

  • Early diagnosis and treatment can lead to better outcomes: Early diagnosis and treatment can help improve understanding of your challenges and enhance quality of life.
  • Learning disorders often persist into adulthood: Without intervention, learning disorders may continue to disrupt your ability to read, write or complete other academic tasks, so it is important to get an assessment as soon as possible.
  • To plan for the future: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to identify areas where an individual may need additional support or accommodations.
  • Treatment options may be available: A neuropsychological evaluation can help to determine the best course of treatment.
Why Should Someone with a Learning Disorder Seek a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

FCA has a strong reputation for providing high-quality care. Our team has considerable experience in the assessment of individuals who have learning-related challenges. Our evaluations are both comprehensive and highly tailored to your concerns. We provide you with timely and individualized feedback about how your brain works to help you lead the life you want to live. We accept several major insurance plans and strive to make our services accessible to patients throughout Massachusetts.

Welcome Medical Psychology Center Patients!
We are excited to announce that Medical Psychology Center of Beverly, MA has officially merged with Family Counseling Associates effective 4/19/2024. We look forward to continuing to provide mental health care to Medical Psychology Center's existing patients and the Beverly community! 

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