Robert D. Smith, PhD
Diagnosis & Treatment for Dyslexia, ADD & Learning Disorders
Children & Adults
Specializing in the assessment and treatment options for:
EXTENDED TIME & ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STANDARDIZED EXAMS
Adults and teens with learning disabilities are able to gain additional time and other accommodations in high-stakes testing situations (SAT,
ACT, MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, etc) with the right documentation. Dr. Smith offers neuropsychological evaluations to individuals to give
proper documentation to receive more time and/or other accommdations.
BEWARE! Some websites offer so-called evaluations at a much lower cost. However, many of these so-called “diagnoses” are not real
because the practicioners are not licensed to provide a real diagnosis and use definitions that are not officially recognized and are
therefore not real. An official DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) diagnosis is necessary when you are trying
to qualify for services at school or work.
Dr. Smith is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist and is a consultant for the Michigan Dyslexia Institute and provides
comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for Dyslexia, ADHD and other Learning Disorders at the Michigan Dyselxia Institute
Abrams Teaching Laboratory in Lansing and at the Michigan Dyselxia Institute Detroit Metro Center in Berkley Michigan.
Not sure if an evaluation is right place you or your child? All evaluations by Dr. Smith consider all possible causes for reading and other
learning idsorders, not just Dyslexia. During the Intake Interview your history and previous evaluations, if you have them, are reviewed to
determine what tests need to be administered to address your concerns and Dr. Smith will evaluate for other types of conditions that are
indicated. All of this will be discussed thoroughly with you after the Intake Interview and before any testing so you can make an informed
decision about what's best for you.
COGMED WORKING MEMORY TRAINING SYSTEM, is offerred and is a scientifically validated nonmedical Attention
Training program delivered through your home computer (click here for more information). The CogMed System has been scientifically
validated to help students and adults with ADHD. It is now possible to improve attention through systematic, scientifically designed
exercises, without the use of medication.
Fast Forword is offerred and is a program designed to strengthen language processing needed for developing reading
skills, which is also delivered, through your home computer (click her for more information).
Please feel free to call Dr. Smith’s office if you are interested in an evaluation or services and have any
questions. There are many possible considerations depending on your situation. Dr. Smith has tried to anticipate as
many questions as possible throughout this website, but if you can’t find what you need, please call Dr. Smith’s office at
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 five regional centers throughout Michigan. MDI 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.
Michigan Dyslexia Institute
Various forms of payment are accepted, including check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.