1) To assess for problems with attention/concentration and/or impulsivity (rule out ADD/ADHD).
2) To assess for weaknesses in executive and organizational functioning.
3) To assess for specific learning disabilities in the areas of:
a) Word reading and/or reading comprehension
b) Spelling and/or written expression
c) Mathematical reasoning and calculation
d) Language processing (listening comprehension and oral expression)
e) Visual-Perceptual processing
f) Speed and efficiency of work production and completion (‘output’)
g) Learning, memorization, and recall
h) Suspected Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), Asperger’s Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and/or Nonverbal Learning Disorders.
4) To assess for emotional, behavioral, social, or motivational difficulties which may be interfering with academic, vocational or general life success and satisfaction (and which can help inform and guide psychotherapeutic and/or psychiatric/medication-based treatment decisions).
5) To determine if a student’s achievement-related difficulties in school are best addressed by :
a) Receipt of formal special educational services and accommodations provided by the school as part of an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Plan; and/or
b) Receipt of private assistance by an academic tutor, executive/life coach, or other clinical professional (such as speech/language therapist, occupational therapist, or psychiatrist, physician, neurologist, or psychotherapist)
6) To better understand a student’s learning style (including specific areas of cognitive/intellectual strength and weakness) to use in optimizing academic teaching and programming.
7) To help disentangle the often complex relationship between academic and emotional/motivational causes of under achievement.
8) To help with school placement and academic planning decisions.
9) To help with vocational and career planning decisions.
10) To assess for cognitive, neuropsychological, emotional, or functional changes occurring as the result of physical/neurological conditions (such as head injury, stroke, brain trauma, suspected dementias, or age-related cognitive decline).

American Psychological Association (APA)
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder  (CHADD) 
National Institute of Mental Health
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
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