GMAT accommodations

How Testing Accommodations Can Help You and Your Children

It’s estimated that 6.4 million American children between the ages of four and 17 have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Cognitive impairments like ADHD and related issues are extremely common but if left untreated or undiagnosed, can cause all kinds of serious issues for children and even adults.

That’s why it’s so imperative to undergo a thorough neuropsych evaluation prior to any important test like the ACT or the GMAT to ensure you’re getting the right ACT and GMAT accommodations that you or your children deserve.

The Graduate Management Admission Test is a computer adaptive test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills for use in admission to graduate management programs like a Masters of Business-Administration (MBA).

According to the testing company, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the test assesses analytical writing and problem-solving abilities, while also addressing data sufficiency, logic, and critical reasoning skills that it believes to be vital to real-world business and management success.

Here are some GMAT accommodations that you should be aware of that could help you out on your next exam and significantly improve your chances of success, both educationally and professionally, in the near and distant future:

 

  • Additional time — either time and a half or double the time.
  • Testing in a quieter environment.
  • A designated reader for the test.
  • A designated scribe for the test.
  • Enlarged Scantron answer sheets.
  • Additional or extended rests and breaks.
  • Allowance of a medical device in the testing area or room.
  • The ability to use a trackball mouse
  • A sign language interpreter.
  • A reader to read the written materials to you.
  • A scribe to write your actual answers.

It’s important to note that no matter what cognitive disorder you or your children struggle with throughout childhood, the educational system, and whatever career field has been chosen, there is nothing wrong. Millions of people require certain types of assistance for tests and similar actives. As long as you can identify what works best for you and/or your children, you will both have a clear shot of success in the future.

If you want to learn more about how to receive various GMAT accommodations or schedule a neuropsychological evaluation with a professional neuropsychologist, give Center For Cognitive Assessment a call right away. Good luck!

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