Frequently, when students are preparing to take standardized tests, or after they have taken their first SAT (for example), they realize that something is “off.” The student may not finish test sections on time; they may consistently fail to perform on a certain section (e.g. quantitative); they may have performance anxiety that impairs the ability to think; or they may be unable to focus. There is a plethora of reasons that a student may struggle when preparing for or taking these “high stakes” tests. When problems arise, often the best course of action is a psychoeducational assessment by a psychologist, which is a process by which a student is evaluated for various conditions that may hinder academic and test performance.
Once you have received a psychoeducational test battery and been properly diagnosed by a psychologist, then a report will be provided that outlines the academic accommodations for which you will likely qualify on a given standardized tests. Importantly, the “write-up” will be in an optimized format to garner you deserved accommodations as quickly as possible.
COMMON ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS AFFORDED FOR THE ISEE/PSAT/SAT/ACT
At Bryce Gibbs PhD & Associates our clinicians have assessed students of all ages for over 20 years, gaining vast experience at dealing directly with oft cantankerous standardized test companies. In addition to our unique assessment system that accurately and efficiently outlines a student’s psychoeducational functioning, we produce appropriately formatted reports that are designed for approval. We utilize specific criteria for determining if an accommodations request is even advised, as it is not the optimal solution for everyone. If our screening process determines that your child meets the ADA standards for accommodations or modifications, then our psychoeducational assessment report will typically result in an affirmative request. If academic accommodations are not warranted in your student’s situation, we will produce a comprehensive strategy to achieve peak performance tailored to your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
If you feel like your child may need academic accommodations on the ISEE/PSAT/SAT/or ACT (or you have a friend or family member who may need accommodations), then please contact us to start the process of attaining a psychoeducational assessment. Our test batteries are specifically designed for students of all ages preparing to take all the major standardized tests and we can quickly evaluate a student and help initiate the accommodations process. Further, we will continue consulting with students until they have received deserved accommodations.
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