MIDWEST NEUROEDUCATONAL SERVICES, LLC
Learning & Cognitive Testing Specialists
At Midwest Neuroeducational Services (MNS), we specialize in evaluating and helping children and adults with complex learning, cognitive, and attention concerns. Our licensed doctoral psychologists conduct neuroeducational assessments – an approach combining neuropsychological, psychoeducational and psychological assessment - that uses the most current neuroscience, psychology and educational research to evaluate how people learn, why they have learning challenges, and what interventions promote and sustain the learning process.
We help children and adults with:
- Dyslexia and other learning disorders (math; written language)
- Attention deficit disorders
- Memory disorders
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Developmental/intellectual disorders
- Helps students and their families identify and understand the cognitive and academic strengths and problems that affect learning in school, college, and at work.
- Identifies helpful teaching and learning strategies; including recommended classroom accommodations and modifications.
- Helps determine appropriate accommodations for college, as well as ACTs, SATs, LSATs and other board exams.
For most services described below, a 60- to 75- minute initial consultation is needed to 1) gather information about parent/client concerns and developmental, medical, family, and educational & learning history, and 2) administer a brief screening assessment. With this information we are able to make recommendations regarding further assessment or treatment. We will provide you with an estimate for the entire assessment process. In notifying you before any further testing you can make a choice about whether or not you want to proceed.
Comprehensive Testing for Dyslexia and/or Other Learning Problems
The purpose of this evaluation is to 1) make an accurate diagnosis; 2) pinpoint the specific cognitive/linguistic processes that are affecting the student’s reading, spelling, math or other academic skills, and 3) provide recommendations to improve learning. This evaluation includes cognitive testing and achievement testing, evaluation of attention, learning profile, executive functions, and emotional status. Includes initial consultation, 4-7 hours of testing, scoring and analysis, written report with recommendations, follow-up feedback session. For more information about our Dyslexia Testing, please see our Dyslexia Testing Information flyer. Approximate Charge: $2000-$2500, depending on extent of the testing.
Typical questions addressed: Do I have a learning disability? Am I dyslexic? Do I have a nonverbal learning disability? What about Asperger’s or high functioning autism? How do I learn best? Why can’t I keep organized, follow oral directions, memorize information, or remember what I read? What are your recommendations for me or my child to learn best? What accommodations do I need at school or on the job?
Our Multidisciplinary Intensive Neuroeducational Diagnostic Evaluations are designed for children with complex learning and developmental needs. These children often have histories of birth traumas, developmental lags and school failures despite years of special education services. Our team includes professionals from neuropsychology, psychoeducation, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and educational consulting and advocacy. This evaluation views the child in a holistic, team approach.
Because each evaluation is tailored to your specific needs, fees are based on the time actually spent on each evaluation. After the initial consultation meeting and developing the evaluation plan, we will provide you with an estimate for the entire assessment process. We will notify you before any testing so that you can make an informed choice about whether or not you want to receive our services.
This specialized comprehensive evaluation is for children and adolescents whose learning, memory, thinking or behavior are affected by brain impairment, brain injury or neurodevelopmental disorder. This evaluation examines the relationships between brain development and cognitive/behavioral functioning to make recommendations for rehabilitation, interventions and accommodations. Includes Initial Consultation, testing, follow-up feedback session, written report with recommendations.
Targeted ADHD Evaluation
This evaluation includes an Initial Consultation, behavior ratings, and testing cognitive and behavioral factors associated with ADHD and executive functioning issues. More comprehensive testing may be recommended for those with multiple learning challenges. This evaluation includes an initial consultation, testing, follow up session, and written report.
“Catch Kids before They Fail”
These screening assessments are sensitive to early detection of learning problems in children ages 5 to 7. If emerging weaknesses are discovered, interventions can be tailored for an individualized education plan and delays can be minimized or eliminated with early intervention. Includes Initial Consultation, testing, and brief written report with recommendations.
The MNS Dyslexia Screener
This screener is an evidence-based assessment procedure to identify children and adults who are at risk for dyslexia. Includes an assessment of critical reading, spelling, and phonological processing skills, and brief report.
How’s My Child Progressing?
Follow-up assessment and coordination of a child’s intervention progress, whether with school-based services, private tutoring, or other services (e.g., speech/language and occupational therapy).
ADHD Medication-Effectiveness Monitoring.
We can assist physicians in assessing the effectiveness of medication by using science-based testing. Charge: $200
Assessment of emotional and psychological concerns.