Making Sense of This Important Time

Helping adolescents and their families learn and grow together.

We can't control the ocean but we can learn to ride the waves. 

Adolescence can be a wonderful, crazy, and often frustrating time for parents and kids.  As teenagers, young adults are learning to navigate the world with new independence and significantly increased academic and social demands.  If schoolwork is becoming too much for your child, or you have always wondered if your child might have a disability, the time to act is now.

People with learning disabilities like dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, executive functioning deficits, ADD/ADHD, and language disorders are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.  They're more than twice as likely to be suspended and more than 3x as likely to drop out.  Over 57% of these students report disliking school and/or their teachers and about 50% have been involved with the justice system. 

At Rocky Mountain Speech, Language, & Learning, we believe every child can succeed with the support and guidance from families, teachers, and therapists.  An educational assessment can provide invaluable information for academic and personal success.    

We are skilled at testing for reading, math, and writing disabilities, as well as speech, language and executive function disorders.  In addition to formal testing, we also gather information from you, your child, and your child's teachers to better understand your child's strengths and challenges.  Our assessment reports include diagnoses information, if applicable, and accommodations, which may be used to seek formal academic support in high school or college.   

To minimize the impact of testing on school, we regularly offer evening and weekend testing sessions.  The cost is determined by a number of factors such as the number of areas to be assessed.  To determine if an assessment is right for you, we offer a free 30 minute consultation.  

Common accommodations in high school and college for students with disabilities:

  • Extra time

  • Note taker or scribe

  • Testing in a separate space

  • Providing notes before class

  • Taking tests orally

  • The use of spell and/or grammar check during tests

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