A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of intelligence, achievement, memory and other factors that influence one’s academic potential and performance. An assessment conducted by our staff will provide a detailed perspective of learning strengths and weaknesses along with a diagnosis, detailed report, and recommendations for maximizing performance.
This assessment is appropriate for investigation of: Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Gifted Learning Profile, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. If behavioural or emotional issues occur, the full assessment will include measures of emotional and behavioral functioning appropriate to the individual being assessed.
The full assessment takes approximately 8 to 10 hours and is usually conducted over 2 days.
An assessment for your school, college, or university enables you to understand your unique learning style and educational programming needs. These assessments are useful when you suspect that there is a learning disability, learning weakness, or mental health factors influencing academic performance. The assessment will include measurement of cognitive ability, achievement, adaptive functioning, memory, executive function, attention, and other aspects of brain processing. School assessments conducted in our clinic may include a quantitative EEG, which enables us to provide valuable information on brain performance.
The school assessment begins with intake information and interview. It is helpful if you can provide a copy of any prior assessment results, a recent report card, and writing sample. The testing will be booked at your convenience over 2 or 3 days. Following the last date of testing, you are invited to a results visit. At the results visit, all testing results and diagnoses are explained and a summary report is provided for you to take to your school or physician.
Please arrive for testing well prepared. Intake forms must be completed before the initial interview will be conducted. We can assist you with this if needed. The best preparation is to ensure that you or your child have had a good night’s sleep and eaten breakfast. Breaks are provided as needed. Please bring a drink and snack to maintain your energy level for optimal performance. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Our office is linked with reading intervention services combined with counselling to address learning issues that are complicated by mental health challenges. Our goal is to provide meaningful results and to follow-up with services that enable change.