Contact Information (see below) Dr. Smith specializes in the testing and diagnosis of Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder, ADHD, ADD, Learning Disabilities, Independent Educational Evaluation and evaluations for the Michigan Dyslexia Institute.People seek evaluations for a variety of reasons. Frequently, clients seek a "second opinion" evaluations after a first evaluation by another psychologist is inconclusive. These second opinion evaluations are frequently completed as an Independent Educational Evaluation, which paid for by the school system as required by Special Education laws. Clients seeking to qualify for an Independent Educational Evaluation should consult the Special Education departments of their school systems. Individual school systems vary in how much they will pay toward an Independent Educational Evaluation. Some Special Education departments will pay for a large portion of the fee with the client or parent paying the remainder of the fee. One of the most common reasons for an tests are to qualify for special accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA ). Requests for such accommodations must demonstrate through the application material, the written report of the test results and any supportive materials from the schools Special Education department that the disorder causes a substantial interference in educational activities or work related activities. ROBERT D. SMITH, PhD 3505 Coolidge Rd E. Lansing, Michigan 48823 (517) 349-5987 Michigan Dyslexia Institute Abrams Teaching Laboratory 532 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, Michigan 48912 (517) 485-4000 Michigan Dyslexia Institute Detroit Metro Center 3384 W. Twelve Mile Rd Berkley, Michigan 48072 (248) 658-0777 The Michigan Dyslexia Institute, Inc. (MDI) is a nonprofit organization, funded by a combination of grants, donations and fee for service programs serving children and adults through eight regional centers throughout Michigan. The Michigan Dyslexia Institute provides teacher training, cooperative programs with school districts and state agencies, public information about dyslexia, diagnostic evaluation and remedial reading instruction. Fees are charged for services, however financial aid is often available for the financially disadvantaged. In such a situation, the prospective client should contact the Michigan Dyslexia Institute in advance to apply for their scholarship program.Click on this link for more information about: Michigan Dyslexia Institute
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