Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Learning Assessment Clinic

Every child has a unique pattern of cognitive strengths and challenges that affect school performance. The Learning Assessment Clinic provides academic assessments for students ages 5-25 who are experiencing academic learning challenges.

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Goal

The goal of the academic assessment is to help families understand their child’s unique pattern of abilities across an array of skills including motor coordination, handwriting, reading, listening, verbal and visual learning, planning, use of strategies, and working memory.

How an evaluation works

Two visits are scheduled.

  • Visit 1: Expect to spend one full work day at the Clinic for testing across an array of skills including motor coordination, handwriting, reading, listening, verbal and visual learning, planning, use of strategies, and working memory.
  • Visit 2: Two weeks later return for a feedback session to discuss our findings and recommendations and to address your specific questions.
  • You will receive a written copy of the report that you may share with schools, teachers, tutors, therapists, or others involved in your student’s education.

How a consultation works

One visit is scheduled.

  • Prior to your visit, provide copies of your student’s previous evaluations and complete a questionnaire about your student.
  • Approximately 2 weeks later, return to receive a written report and for a feedback session to discuss interpretation and recommendations.

Features and Outcomes of the Program

  • Assessments are provided by a developmental pediatrician, a reading and language specialist, and a psychologist.
  • Parents receive a multidisciplinary written report including interpretation and recommendations specific to their child.

Staff

Contact

LAC@vanderbilt.edu, (615) 936-5118

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

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  • StudyFinder
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  • Family Outreach Center
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