Misattributing Learning Disorder Symptoms to Psychopathology: The need for a comprehensive neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment.
KEY POINTS: Misattribution of "hidden disabilities" can be prevented. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment can help distinguish between psychological and neurological issues that produce similar behaviors. An accurate diagnosis is needed to provide treatment that properly addresses the actual issues at hand. Assessments are also necessary to determine eligibility for accommodations.