“I felt stupid and dumb,” an eighth grader recalls of his early school years. Any parent will tell you that when a child is struggling in school the stakes are high and the effects are felt throughout the family.
Each week that passes a child’s self-esteem erodes as they watch others easily pick up on concepts while they struggle. And as many discover, obtaining diagnostic evaluation in Greater Cincinnati can be more difficult than you think!
With the opening of the Springer Diagnostic Center located on the same campus as Springer’s private school in Hyde Park, families may find answers sooner.
An educational evaluation gives insight into a child’s unique learning profile and enables parents to take steps toward the educational path that best suits their child’s needs. In fact, an evaluation can even provide immediate relief. LPCC-S Rachel Eccles explains, “Once you have that label, it automatically boosts your self-esteem, because you know it’s not a choice. There's not something wrong with you, you find out that your brain works differently, and can say, ‘I am neurodiverse and that’s a good thing’.”
Molly Bernosky, Ed.S., M.Ed., joined the organization in July as Diagnostic Center Lead Psychologist of the team that includes Carmen Mendoza, M.Ed., and established LD expert Mary Ann Mulcahey, Ph.D. In addition to the formal diagnostics team, Springer employs speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, and intervention specialists who also serve as ad-hoc team members.
Bernosky is passionate about the new center, explaining how Springer’s approach differs: “Springer Diagnostics is in a unique position, being able to utilize the strengths of the team that’s already here to add this new arm to the organization. We can make a direct impact on the community because there is such a need to get students evaluated.” She adds, “I’m excited to be part of the collective expertise of the staff at Springer.”
Springer provides psychoeducational evaluations ranging from ADHD evaluations to dyslexia and a variety of other learning disability assessments. Some parents have tapped Springer to update expired evaluations. A range of options are available whether children need a very specific assessment or a more comprehensive range of evaluations. Springer’s staff walks parents through the options to find what suits their child’s individual need, creating a streamlined, personal experience.
Established in 2023, Springer Diagnostics is a pillar of Springer School and Center specializing in comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Backed by Springer's expertise in ADHD, dyslexia, and executive function, a dedicated team partners with parents to provide thorough assessments and actionable insights setting children on the path to success. Learn more at Springer-LD.org/diagnostics.