A learning disability is a discrepancy between one’s general intellectual ability (IQ) and performance on tests of reading, writing, and math.

The cause is neurological—it is not a reflection of motivation or laziness and cannot be overcome by sheer willpower.

The only way a learning disability can be diagnosed is by neuropsychological testing or neuropsychological assessment, also called psychoeducational testing.

It’s important for you to have an evaluation done correctly. There are many types of tests for a learning disability, and some more accurate or appropriate than others. Be sure your evaluation is thorough and uses the most appropriate tests for you. At the Center for Cognitive Assessment, we have evaluated thousands of persons for learning disabilities and know which tests are most appropriate for you.

Workplace, Test or School Accommodations

We provide extensive written reports for testing agencies (e.g. SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and others) as well as schools or employers to assist with accommodations if warranted. We offer fast turnaround time for reports if a deadline is fast approaching. Persons with a diagnosis of ADD, ADHD, learning disability or a cognitive disorder may qualify for extended time on a school or standardized examination such as testing in a quiet room or having a reader or scribe.

Testing agencies are very strict in what tests they require to be administered and reported. It is critical for you to be evaluated by someone who has experience in testing persons for accommodations on standardized tests. If your scores are reported differently than the agency requires, or the required tests are not administered, your application will be rejected. At the Center for Cognitive Assessment, our reports are routinely accepted for test accommodations and we know the specific requirements for each test agency. Call us today for an appointment and have your testing done correctly to avoid having to be re-tested later to satisfy the requirements of your test agency.


Dear Dr. van Gorp,
Thank you for your writing this letter and sending it to me so quickly. I greatly appreciate your assistance and all that you have helped me to accomplish during the past year!
I will be in touch.
Best regards,


Letter written to Bar Association which was successful in the granting of accommodations
June 11, 2014

We test children and adults for these conditions.

We provide neuropsychological testing and psychoeducational testing in New York and Chicago.

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The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that accommodations be made for persons with a disability including cognitive, emotional and learning disabilities. Examples include Disorders of Reading, Writing or Mathematics, Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity, nonverbal learning disorder (Learning Disorder NOS), Test Anxiety (termed a Specific Phobia), and other cognitive disorders. Accommodations can take the form of extra time during standardized tests or classroom assignments, a quiet and distraction free environment at work or in a standardized testing situation, and in some cases, a note taker or scribe in the classroom.

Reading Resources

Nonverbal Learning Disability