What is a diagnostic evaluation?
The Diagnostic Evaluation consists of a core battery of tests that test for reading skills (decoding level, fluency, rate, and comprehension), writing and spelling, ability to word with sounds and syllables, phonological memory, and processing speed. The battery of tests will help provide a clearer picture of your child’s learning difference and current performance. Any students ages 5-24 can be tested for dyslexia and learning difficulties.
Depending on the student’s education history, additional assessments may be completed in math skills, visual discrimination, working with symbols, auditory processing, and other relevant measures.
How long does the evaluation take?
Depending on the age of the student, the Evaluation can take between one and two hours. Older students take longer than younger students.
Where does the evaluation take place?
The Evaluation takes place at Pinnacle Learning Center in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Your child will work with a qualified and trained professional. WE are also offering Learning Assessments through Catholic Charities in Bloomington.
What happens after the evaluation?
You will receive a report that discusses the findings of your child’s Evaluation. A professional will discuss suggestions for your child’s education with you, along with things that you can do at home to help your child. Pinnacle can provide recommendations, along with language for Section 504 Plans. We also prepare SAT and ACT requests for time extensions when supported by testing results.
How much does it cost?
Testing fees range from $99 for kindergarteners to $349 for high school and college students. A full achievement test battery for high school and college students will add an additional $150 - $200, depending on the tests given.