Psycho-Educational Assessments

These comprehensive assessments are designed to help identify learning and/or behavioural issues, which can affect how children and adolescents perform in their school environments. These assessments may result in a diagnosis of a Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, as well as other related mental health concerns. The clinician will use a comprehensive battery to assess the individual in their academic skills, learning, memory, attention and focus.

Psychoeducational assessment reports may also be used to apply for required accommodations in post-secondary programs.

The results are presented in a formal report that will be used to identify the learning profile, any diagnoses, as well as accommodations and suggestions of how to assist the learner reach their learning potential.

FAQ:

What can I expect with this process?

These assessments take between 13 and 17 hours to complete start to finish. This includes:

  • 1.5 hours – Initial appointment: to meet with the clinician to learn about the process, go through consent and developmental history. This is also the time to bring forward any report cards, school comments, and parental concerns.
  • 6-8 hours of assessment (likely broken up over 2-3 appointments)
  • 4-6 hours for the clinician to interpret results and write the report
  • 1.5 hours – Debrief appointment: time for parents and individual to go through the report with the clinician and understand what it all means.
What is the benefit of a psychoeducational assessment?

Everyone has strengths and challenges. This assessment and report will provide the learner and their supports with a comprehensive understanding of the learning profile, and how best to support the learner moving forward.

Will the clinician meet with my child’s school to debrief the report?

If the parents request that the clinician meet with the school team to share the results of the child’s report, this can be requested at an additional cost. However, the report will be available for the parents to share with the school.

Please feel free to contact our office with any additional questions or concerns you may have.