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Conway

2740 College Avenue 

Conway, AR 72034 

501.329.5459

conway@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Little Rock

1900 Aldersgate Road 

Little Rock, AR 72205 

501.821.5459

littlerock@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Russellville

301 N Sidney Ave 

Russellville, AR 72801 

479.890.5494

russellville@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sherwood

1540 Country Club

Sherwood, AR 72120 

501.753.5459

sherwood@pediatricsplus.com

Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Frisco

6025 Sports Village Road 

Frisco, TX  75033

frisco@pediatricsplus.com

 

Administrative Office

800 Exchange Avenue, Suite 202 

Conway, AR 72032

501.328.3274

 

Learning and Diagnostic Center

Diagnostic Center

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Learning and Diagnostic Center

Pediatrics Plus Learning and Diagnostic Center specializes in the assessment of Learning Disabilities. Our assessment services include a variety of psychological tests that assess language skills, memory, verbal and visual learning, attention/concentration, planning ability, and eye-hand coordination. We also offer academic skills assessments that include skills like reading, spelling, writing, mathematics, academic achievement and reading comprehension. If you think that your child might benefit from our assessment services, please contact us for more information.

We were so happy with our daughter's testing! Everyone was so kind and helpful and that sure made it easier on her!
- Kristen M.

Assessment Process

At Pediatrics Plus, we offer an individualized assessment that best meets your child's needs. Below are just a few of the things our Learning and Diagnostic Center offers:

  • One on one testing
  • Quiet, friendly environment
  • Full IQ Testing
  • Language screenings
  • Full academic testing for math, writing, and reading
  • Auditory, visual, and phonological processing assessments 
  • Hands on ADHD assessments
  • School accommodations
  • Individualized learning plans and recommendations based on test results
  • Parent consultation with Licensed Psychological Examiner

To inquire about an assessment, contact the Learning & Diagnostic Center at 501-821-5459 or fill out the online form below. 

Our director will schedule your appointment after checking insurance benefits or Medicaid eligibility. Paperwork (including a patient information sheet, parent questionnaire and teacher questionnaire) will be mailed or emailed to you for completion. We require copies of any previous testing. 

For Medicaid patients, a prescription from your PCP is also required. Evaluations will be scheduled over 2 days.

For a full psychoeducational evaluation, expect approximately 6-7 hours of testing. 

Please allow up to 30 days after the last testing date to receive results. A consultation will be scheduled to discuss the final report and recommendations. 

What to Expect

  • Bring a snack and drink for your child.
  • Please give your child any and ALL medications
  • Child will not be evaluated if glasses or hearing aids are not worn.
  • We require 72 hours notice to cancel an appointment.
    • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Please let us know if your child requires additional accomodations before date of testing.

Who We Evaluate

  • Formal learning disability testing for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia requires that the child must have completed at LEAST 1 semester of kindergarten - 1 full year is recommended.
  • ADHD can be assessed at age 5.
  • We do not guarantee a diagnosis.
  • Formal evaluations can only be completed once per calendar year. If your child was screened or evaulated by the school or private sector, we will need copies of the results before scheduling.

We Test For The Following Learning Disabilities:

Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that mainly affects reading and spelling. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties in processing word-sounds and by weaknesses in short-term verbal memory; its effects may be seen in spoken language as well as written language.


Dyslexia Warning Signs

  • Delayed speech
  • Mixing up sounds/syllables in long words
  • Constant confusion of left vs. right
  • Late establishing a dominant hand
  • Trouble memorizing information
  • Can’t create words that rhyme
  • A close family member with Dyslexia
  • Letter and number reversals continuing past end of 1st grade
  • Slow, choppy, inaccurate reading
  • Extreme difficulty with spelling
  • Slow, non-automatic handwriting that is difficult to read
  • Dreads going to school
Dysgraphia
Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically, the disorder causes a person's writing to be distorted or incorrect.

Dysgraphia Warning Signs

  • A mixture of upper and lower case letters
  • Irregular letter shapes and sizes
  • Unfinished letters
  • Struggles to use writing as a communication tool
  • Odd writing grip
  • Many spelling mistakes
  • Decreased or increased speed of writing and copying
  • Talks to self while writing
  • General illegibility
  • Reluctance or refusal to complete writing tasks
  • Physical pain in hand and/or arm when writing
  • Poor use of lines and spaces
Dyscalculia
Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability that is characterized by a pattern of difficulties processing numerical information, math facts and performing accurate or fluent calculations.

Dyscalculia Warning Signs
  • Uses fingers to count out math solutions, long after peers have stopped using that method.
  • Trouble memorizing and recalling math facts.
  • Can't count money.
  • Telling time on an analog clock is a problem.
  • Hesitation before sorting out right from left. 
  • Difficulty recognizing patterns and number sequencing.
  • Can't make sense of math formulas.
ADHD/ADD

Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects 3-5 percent of all American children. It interferes with a person's ability to stay on a task and to exercise age-appropriate inhibition (cognitive alone or both cognitive and behavioral). 

ADHD/ADD Warning Signs

  • Does not pay close attention to details and/or makes careless mistakes
  • Difficulty sustaining attention or is easily distracted
  • Does not appear to listen
  • Struggles to follow through on instructions
  • Difficulty with organization
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring sustained mental effort
  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities
  • Forgetful in daily activities
  • Fidgets with hands or feet or squirms in chair
  • Difficulty engaging in activities quietly
  • Acts as if driven by a motor
  • Talks excessively
  • Difficulty waiting or taking turns
  • Interrupts and intrudes upon others

Funding

We accept most private insurance as well at Medicaid, ARKids A, and TEFRA. We also offer private pay rates, as well as individualized payment plans.

Testing Locations

Little Rock 1900 Aldersgate Road | Driving Directions
Conway 2740 College Avenue | Driving Directions
Russellville 301 North Sidney Avenue | Driving Directions