Testing Accommodations

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Accommodations and modifications for standardized testing

Testing can be performed to determine if one may qualify for accommodations and modifications on standardized tests such as SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE and professional  licensing exams. These accommodations are changes in standardized test conditions designed to level out the playing field between students with and without disabilities.

Educational Testing

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Educational testing measures intellectual organization and academic achievement. Further, it assesses for learning disabilities, academic strengths and weaknesses, ADHD and behavioral issues. Behavioral disturbances are often co-morbid with learning difficulties and a psychological evaluation is recommended in these cases. The evaluation assesses for mood disorders and behavioral problems including:


  • Persistent feelings of sadness
  • Feelings hopelessness or helplessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Excessive guilt
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulty with relationships
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty attention and concentration
  • Difficulty with decision making and judgment
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Frequent physical complaints
  • Threatening behaviors
  • Hypersensitivity to failure or rejection
  • Irritability, hostility and aggression