IEP'S and ACADEMIC EVALUATIONS
Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) are an essential academic modification for children, adolescents and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and or learning disorders to help them successfully complete their academic tasks. Every individual is unique in how they learn and process information. Individuals learn in various modalities such as verbal, visuomotor, hands-on, pictorial, etc. and schools at all grade levels have a penchant for utilizing a singular modality of learning. Consequently, individuals who learn information in a different modality are prone to experiencing multiple academic hurdles such as poor grades, suspensions, expulsions, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, substance abuse, and even suicidal and or homicidal ideations or attempts. Comprehensive psychological evaluations and or neuropsychological evaluations can help identify the presence of an intellectual disability, learning disorder, and preferred learning style and provide accurate and thorough recommendations for modifications to the learning environment and the incorporation of ancillary discipline (e.g., Occupational Therapy) to enhance an individual's learning and ability to succeed and excel.