Encino West Psychological Services provides educational advocacy and comprehensive psychoeducational assessments in the following areas:
Learning Disabilities Assessment
These specific tests are administered to evaluate a child’s performance in the areas of reading, writing, language and mathematics to identify any barriers to learning so they can be addressed.
Attention Deficit Evaluations
To help determine whether a child’s inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity is negatively affecting their social or academic success.
Assessments are conducted to identify whether specific accommodations should be recommended for standardized tests and other academic environments. This includes accommodations for students who are experiencing mental health symptoms, such as anxiety or depression, that negatively impact test taking and performance on exams needed for graduate programs.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessments
Children progress at different rates. Assessments are conducted to measure the degree to which children possess the academic knowledge, social, skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in a more structured kindergarten environment.
Evaluates the interaction between a child’s social/emotional functioning and academic performance to identify whether one is negatively impacting the other.
As educational advocates we can help aid parents in navigating the educational system to obtain appropriate school-based interventions and services. After the assessment process, we are able to provide expert opinions about how to best help your child in their classroom. We can collaborate in school meetings with the goal of advocating for the best educational experience for your child.