Martin Forman, MD, FAAP, Learning Specialist

11403 Purple Beech Drive, Reston, VA 20191 703-953-2527

Dr. Martin Forman specializes in diagnosing and treating learning disabilities, and other learning issues and impediments such as ADD, and ADHD. His practice is located in Northern Virginia, and he works with patients in Maryland, and Washington DC, as well.

An Introduction: The traditional classroom setting is frequently out of sync with the unique and marvelous ways a child's mind works. Struggles resulting from ADD, ADHD, or another learning disability can impede learning and result in social issues at school, undermine a child's confidence and self-image, and may negatively affect peer and family relationships.

An individual assessment provides a picture window into how a child thinks and learns. The assessment and analysis gives the parent, teacher, and student insight into daily challenges and provides specific learning plans and tools to make school a more enriching experience both academically and socially.

The initial phone call with Dr. Forman to determine whether an assessment would be helpful is free. If you decide that an assessment is appropriate, the basic charge covers assistance with completion of the pre-assessment questionnaires, the assessment itself, which takes place in your home, and the written report, which takes about 1-2 weeks to complete.

Dr. Forman performs assessments in the metropolitan DC area, including Maryland and Virginia. Dr. Forman can be reached at 703-953-2527.

Helpful Links
Learning Disabilities: All Kinds of Minds is a non-profit research institute whose purpose is to integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise in order to provide parents and concerned professionals with practical information to support young people in school.
ADHD/ADD: "Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD."
Rights/Learning Disabilities: "Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities."

Steps in an Assessment
1) Pre-assessment
2) Therapeutic Assessment
3) Follow-up
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An assessment can help with:


Classroom disturbance issues
Skills assessment
Memory - long and short term
Learning style
Learning strategies
Non-verbal Language Disorder
Processing information
Tempo control
Peer interactions