Empowering Individuals with Learning Differences to Succeed—Academically, and Beyond!
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center for Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities

595 Price Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 322-5910 · Fax (650) 322-7075

Diagnostic Services

Educational Evaluation ServicesEffective testing is not a rote procedure. In every case, creating a supportive atmosphere is essential to obtaining meaningful results. Any assessment must yield concrete recommendations and a guide for carrying them out. For these reasons, all of our assessment services are conducted by highly trained and experienced psychologists and educational specialists. Following each assessment, the diagnostician meets with the family or client to discuss the findings. The results and recommendations are then formalized in a detailed written report.

Psychoeducational Evaluations

A psychoeducational evaluation includes an educational evaluation as well as an assessment of intellectual functioning. This type of evaluation is typically used to assess for a learning disability. Most commonly, a standardized IQ test is given to assess intellectual functioning, but our psychologists may administer other tests of cognitive ability depending on the areas of concern.

Extended Psychoeducational Evaluations

This type of evaluation is typically necessary when difficulty with learning, attention, concentration, and organization are the areas of concern. Often given in conjunction with a psychoeducational evaluation, a psychologist can assess for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or learning disorders through tests, interviews, and rating scales. Sometimes an ADHD evaluation is the only assessment a child or adult receives if attention is the only area of concern.

Psychological Evaluations

Sometimes a student's educational problems are related to psychological issues such as anxiety or depression. Psychologists look at these issues through rating scales, an interview to understand the history of the concern, and specific tests designed to assess these issues.

Educational Evaluations

Educational testing measures an individual's current level of academic skills such as reading, writing, and math. The assessment also includes an evaluation of specific abilities needed to acquire academic skills such as perception, memory, and discrimination. Educational evaluations are carried out by an educational specialist using a variety of standardized tests as well as some informal diagnostic procedures.

Intellectual Evaluations

An intellectual evaluation is conducted when an IQ test is required to update a student's records, or for application to a school or program.

Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation.