As a board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Gorman is committed to providing a comprehensive understanding of learning disorders, such as dyslexia (specific learning disorder in reading) or dyscalculia (specific learning disorder in mathematics) and their impact on an individual’s experience in their academic, occupational, and personal life. Although developmental by nature, Dr. Gorman is passionate about helping adolescents and adults understand their lifelong learning challenges and provide recommendations for their academic or occupational growth.
Dr. Gorman is particularly passionate about helping high school and college students understand their learning differences and find the best educational or vocational fit for their unique set of strengths and weaknesses.
When evaluating individuals with suspected learning disorders, Dr. Gorman’s employs a thorough assessment approach that examines various cognitive domains, including intellectual abilities, academic skills, memory, attention, language, and executive functioning.
The process of evaluating for learning disorders involves gathering relevant background information, talking to parents and educators, conducting standardized assessments, and analyzing the individual’s performance against their peers. This comprehensive evaluation allows us to identify specific areas of difficulty, rule out other possible causes, and determine the presence and/or severity of a learning disorder.
Neuropsychological evaluation for learning disorders helps individuals and their families gain a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses and guides the development of targeted interventions and support strategies. An accurate diagnosis empowers individuals to access academic accommodations and resources that can help them succeed academically, improve self-esteem, and enhance overall well-being.
Possible outcomes of testing and diagnosis for learning disabilities include a formal diagnosis, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or specific learning disorder in reading, writing, or mathematics. With this information, we can provide recommendations for evidence-based interventions, specialized educational programs or therapeutic placements, and accommodations to address the individual’s unique needs. By identifying their areas of strength, we can also promote the development of compensatory strategies to mitigate the impact of their learning difficulties.
Dr. Gorman provides evaluation services that empower individuals with learning disorders to overcome challenges, reach their full potential, and thrive in academic and personal endeavors.