Psychoeducational assessments for individuals of all ages - Learning Lab
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The Assessment Center

Is your child anxious about school, refusing to go, or failing to succeed academically in a subject you KNOW they’re capable of mastering? If so, there could be more going on than meets the eye. A full psychoeducational assessment will provide valuable insight and offer recommendations for how to best support them in an educational environment.

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Social Distancing
We will continue to adhere to social distancing guidelines while limiting the number of visitors and people waiting in our lobby.

Cleaning and Sanitizing
We clean and sanitize high traffic surfaces and areas on a routine basis, and our psychologists and examiners clean and sanitize their examination areas in between every assessment. Hand sanitizer is widely available.

Safety Precautions
To ensure increased protection, we have implemented temperature screenings at our front desk, as well as one-way hallways where possible (please follow the signs and arrows posted). For the health and safety of everyone, we request that anyone entering the Learning Lab agrees to wear a mask.

Have you asked any of the following questions before?


How do I know if my child is behind?


Are there common signs that my child might have ADHD/ADD?


Is it normal for my 5-7 year old to worry, be anxious, etc?


What are the signs of anxiety in children?


What are the signs of dyslexia?


Who tests for dyslexia and/or learning disabilities/differences?

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Unlocking a Child’s Learning Potential

Students struggle in school for a whole host of reasons. Perhaps your child has an undetected learning difference, such as ADHD, dyslexia, or dyscalculia (a learning disability in math),  that’s at the root of the problem. There may also be a social or emotional problem stemming from school that’s hampering their success.

A psychoeducational assessment at the Learning Lab Assessment Center identifies a student’s strengths and challenges and results in individualized recommendations for supports and strategies that can be implemented at home and at school.

Parents may consider assessment if:


Your child’s reading, writing, and/or math skills are not developing at expected levels for their age and grade.


School is stressful/overwhelming and causes excessive anxiety, frustration, or conflict at home.


Your child’s academic performance does not seem to match their ability.


Homework lingers long past the expected completion time every night.


Your child's teachers express consistent concerns.


Your child’s standardized testing scores are low or surprising.


It has been nearly 3 years (or more than 3 years) since your child’s last psychoeducational assessment.

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What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment consists of a battery of standardized and interactive tests that help to determine overall learning strengths and weaknesses and provide detailed insights into how an individual thinks in key areas such as:

  • Problem-solving
  • Academic skills
  • Social and emotional functioning

We see clients from the age of three all the way to adulthood. Click here to learn about our adult assessment services.

An assessment may identify a diagnosable learning difference which could be the cause of a problem. It may also help determine appropriate learning strategies and interventions, or guide educational placement decisions. Ultimately, its main purpose is to help our clients more fully understand their overall functioning and determine what supports may be necessary for promoting their academic and life success.

Specific areas that an assessment is intended to address include the following:


Learning and problem solving style


Processing issues


Memory and retention skills


Academic strengths and weaknesses


Cognitive (IQ) abilities


Anxiety and frustration tolerance during problem solving


Ability to sustain attention and focus

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Assessment Follow Up

Several weeks after testing, parents receive a comprehensive in-person consultation with the examiner, as well as a detailed written report of the entire assessment. The Learning Lab’s staff clinicians provide recommendations and help parents understand the best follow-up steps.

From this information parents are better able to:
  • Develop realistic academic expectations
  • Find a “best fit” academic environment
  • Rule out a learning difference, ADHD, and processing problems
  • Clarify the most helpful ways to support their child’s learning
  • Determine need for extra academic support or school accommodations

This comprehensive review and assessment is an invaluable road map for your child’s future, helping you and your child’s teachers highlight strengths and overcome any challenges.

Assessment services we offer:


Comprehensive psychoeducational assessment*


Assessments for adults


Assessment of IQ


Academic Screenings

*Our fee for a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment is $1,595.

Payment plans are available. You may also use your HSA (Health Savings Account) or FSA (Flexible Spending Account) to pay for psychoeducational evaluations.

Please contact us for information regarding fees for other types of evaluations.

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Our Assessment Team

At the Learning Lab, psychoeducational assessments are overseen by Dr. Stephani Sawyer, our Director of Educational Assessments, and a team of skilled examiners. With more than three decades of academic and assessment experience, the Learning Lab is one of the only private learning centers in Middle Tennessee with a full staff of seasoned clinicians and diagnosticians.

Collectively, these specialists have administered thousands of assessments and helped individuals of all ages overcome learning challenges.

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