neuro-psychological test

beikeding

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My son is going in to 10th grade. In his first semester last year, he was doing well but the school thought he was overworking in his Spanish course, so they recommended that he have a neuro-psycological evaluation. This day-long test indicated that he had a "left-brain deficit", which made Spanish grammar difficult. His grades are mostly A's, but he tends not to do really well on standardized tests. I'm wondering if the test results should be part of his application, and would they reduce his chances of acceptance?
 

NavyHoops

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They would not be a part of his application unless it trigged an IEP or 504 Plan. If he required one of those, regardless if he used any of the accommodations, it would be identified.
 

Jcc123

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It could very well be part of his medical exam. I'm certain there are questions pertaining to any diagnosis of this sort.
 

Philo

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My son is going in to 10th grade. In his first semester last year, he was doing well but the school thought he was overworking in his Spanish course, so they recommended that he have a neuro-psycological evaluation. This day-long test indicated that he had a "left-brain deficit", which made Spanish grammar difficult. His grades are mostly A's, but he tends not to do really well on standardized tests. I'm wondering if the test results should be part of his application, and would they reduce his chances of acceptance?

The "left brain / right brain" thing has been debunked:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=debunking+left+right+brain (search results; pick your source)

Given that, I would think test results that talk about "left brain" can be safely ignored. However, be sure to read every question on the application carefully - if they don't ask for it, I wouldn't volunteer it, but never EVER lie on an application. If it asks about "any time of psychological evaluation" then disclose it, but I'd get more information and draft a cover letter for it.

Good luck!
Philo
 
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