The Dyslexia Resource Center offers psychoeducational evaluations conducted by Jennifer Barbas, Ph.D. Comprehensive testing is an in-depth approach to determine why a child may be having difficulty learning. This type of evaluation may help identify specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia (reading problems), Dysgraphia (writing problems), and Dyscalculia (math
problems). Children with learning disorders may have challenges with behavioral and emotional concerns which can be addressed in the evaluation as well. Evaluations are available for school age children.
Each evaluation includes:
- 1 – 1 ½ hour initial parent interview
- Full battery of cognitive, academic, and behavioral testing completed over two sessions
- Interviews and behavioral checklists for parents and teachers
- Comprehensive written report with diagnoses
- Personalized treatment recommendations and follow-up strategies
- 1 hour feedback session to discuss results
At the conclusion of the evaluation, you can rest assured that you have received the most complete set of testing and treatment recommendations available for dyslexia and other learning disorders.
*Of note, the school district where you reside may provide psychoeducational evaluations at no expense to you. If interested, please contact the special services or special education department of your local school district.
When children experience learning difficulties, parents often seek support to understand their child’s needs and discover treatment options. I help families by providing comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to properly identify their child’s strengths and challenges. I enjoy working together with families to suggest strategies which focus on the distinctive academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of their child.
I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Furman University and went on to The University of Georgia to earn both a Master’s and a Doctorate degree in School Psychology. I have practiced for over 10 years, working with families and children ranging in age from infants through adolescents. I have experience evaluating and treating children with developmental disabilities, learning challenges, and emotional-behavioral difficulties. Most recently, I have completed extensive coursework for teaching students with Dyslexia using the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach and have volunteered as a Dyslexia tutor.
My husband and I have been on the journey of homeschooling our two boys, one of whom has Dyslexia and ADHD, for the past four years and look forward to many more educational adventures with them.
Jenni Barbas, Ph.D