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Learning Disability Evaluations occur when an individual, family member, or the school district thinks a cognitive difficulty is present and is interfering with a child's ability to learn. The evaluation begins with a review of the files from the child's school district, which provides information from teachers of other school authorities describing the child's limitations in learning. A number of specific or generalized learning issues may be present that can negatively influence a child's school achievement. We begin with a general intellectual evaluation unless this has already been conducted recently by the school district. Nest is the administration of the "Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement," which allows the evaluator to determine the specific areas of information processing most disturbed in the child. Additionally, parents may complete a "Child Behavior Checklist." The end of report consists of recommendations that can be used by the parents and school district to enhance the child's learning.

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