WILDD Diagnostic Services
Is Testing Right for Me?
When provided with a diagnosis, children and adults identified with learning disabilities/dyslexia may be permitted access to necessary academic therapy programs proven to overcome the disability, and afforded support and/or accommodations from schools and postsecondary educational institutions that can make the difference between success and failure in academic coursework.
WILDD offers free consultations to help you decide if a psychoeducational evaluation is right for you or the struggling learner in your life. Complete an inquiry form, or call our office at (608) 824-8980, and a WILDD staff member will be happy to assist you in completing your inquiry form and scheduling your free diagnostic services consultation.
Under the leadership of our expert clinical and school psychologists, WILDD’s psycho-educational evaluations follow the most current diagnostic processes. We utilize up-to-date, highly reliable standardized assessment tools and procedures to measure cognitive abilities and academic achievement, in order to identify learning strengths and weaknesses, and if appropriate, to diagnose a specific disability, including dyslexia. Each evaluation also includes a thorough review of relevant background history through records reviews as well as clinical interviews and observations. After meticulous analysis, a comprehensive psychoeducational report of findings is provided, along with detailed recommendations for maximizing learning strengths, and overcoming learning weaknesses, which may or may not be related to dyslexia, other specific learning disabilities, or other reading or learning difficulties. When applicable, report recommendations may also include referral for further testing if other concerns are revealed through the diagnostic evaluation.
Our highly qualified and vastly experienced team of compassionate professionals have dedicated their expertise and talents to WILDD’s mission of helping you take your first steps, no matter what your age, in identifying the problems that have overshadowed your many strengths.
Diagnostic Team Administrators
Ervin Carpenter, WILDD Founder & Executive Director, will answer all your initial questions at your free consultation, and meet with you and your WILDD Psychologist to present your written report.
Kim Carpenter, WILDD Co-Founder, Assistant Exec Director & Director of Diagnostics, oversees the Diagnostic Services program.
Hilary Schwartz, our Diagnostics Coordinator, will be your point person to walk with you through the diagnostic process, keeping you informed, answering your questions and scheduling your appointments.
Solutions Without Labels
Regardless of whether you choose testing to find out if you or the struggling reader in your life has dyslexia, WILDD is here to help! Our effective academic therapy program has proven successful for students with and without a diagnosis of dyslexia or other learning disability. Our highly qualified and empathetic instructors are trained in research-based methodologies, and personalize their instruction of our systematic, proven curricula to overcome each student’s individual challenges. Our instructors also promote self-awareness to help students better understand the nature of their learning needs and realize their true potential.