Diagnostic Evaluations, grades K-12
Daelene King, MS, CCC-SLP, Director
When parents and/or teachers have concerns or want to know more about how a student learns best, one of our
comprehensive learning evaluations is a good place to start. Each evaluation we do is expertly designed to clarify a student's
learning strengths and challenges, and results in highly personalized, practical, research-supported recommendations.
We equip students to learn more easily and effectively in school, and those working with them to know how best to help.
Our goal is to build lasting learning confidence by increasing learning competence and success.
Daelene King, learning specialist, learning, language, literacy, literacy acquisition, academic, academic readiness, reading, reading level, reading delay, literacy delay, decoding, reading fluency, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, handwriting, narrative, story, syntax, grammar, sentence, math, calculation, computation, math fluency, reasoning, aptitude, cognitive, intellectual, intelligence, cognitive processing, processing speed, processing, executive function, executive functioning, flexibility, organization, working memory, auditory, visual, spatial, sequential processing, inhibition, distracted, distraction, organization, self monitoring, impulsive, delayed, dyslexia, dysgraphia, learning disorder, learning disability, Oral and Written Learning, OWL LD, OWL-LD, ADHD, attention deficit, language disorder, speech articulation, verbal, spoken, expression, verbal expression, listening, language comprehension, oral directions, metaphors, inferences, inferential, symbolic language, synthesis, learning strengths, learning style, diagnosis, diagnoses, intervention, therapy, recommendations, phonological awareness, phonological processing, phonological memory, word retrieval, rapid automatized naming, rapid symbolic naming, short term memory, long term memory, problem solving, compensate, compensation, speech language pathologist, tutor, reading specialist, psychologist, academic coach, teacher, learning evaluation, learning assessment, academic testing, educational evaluation, language evaluation, educational, progress, development, academic frustration, academic anxiety, accommodations, academic accommodations, accommodation plan, evaluation, testing, test results, language testing, assessment, evaluation report, psychological, educational, learning strategies, strategies, slow progress, lack of progress, elementary, middle school, high school, adolescent, child, pediatric, extended time, SAT, ACT, school skills, academic skills, report card. Seattle Seattle
What to Expect
Our evaluations begin by gathering background information from parents, teachers and others working with a student. Diagnostic procedures are then carefully chosen, including standardized testing and other assessments. After the student is evaluated, findings and recommendations are shared in person with parents, and in a written report that will be useful for the next two to three years. Skills evaluated often include:
Academic Achievement -- Literacy acquisition; decoding, reading comprehension; writing content, spelling; math ability.
Spoken Language – Vocabulary, oral directions, comprehension, grammar/syntax, narrative language, language formulation and organization, word retrieval.
Information Processing Skills – Auditory and visual processing, memory capacity and efficiency, short-term vs. long-term memory, phonological processing, processing speed.
Executive Function – Planning, impulse control, mental flexibility, attention regulation, self-monitoring, working memory and more.
Critical Thinking – Cognitive aptitude, problem solving, recognizing part-to-whole relationships, cause and effect, verbal vs. non-verbal reasoning.
If you have questions or are interested in scheduling an evaluation, our clinic coordinator, Amy Roe, will be happy to provide you with more information.
Learning & Language Clinic
555 Dayton St., Suite A-4
Edmonds, WA 98020