Psychoeducational Assessments

Child and Adolescent Assessments

What is a psychoeducational assessment?

Psychoeducational or learning assessments help clarify a child's learning strengths and weaknesses. A learning plan can then be developed with the child's teachers based on your child's individual needs. Generally, a learning assessment looks at behavioural concerns that affect school performance, academic achievement, and cognitive ability. The tests cover a wide range of skills and abilities such as intellectual development, memory, eye-hand coordination, attention/concentration, memory, language skills, as well as performance in academic areas such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

The pattern of results that emerge when all of the tests are looked at together help psychologists identify a variety of learning styles and concerns, such as:

Learning Disabilities
Mood or Anxiety Disorders that may affect learning Impact of a child's chronic illness on concentration and academic performance

Typical Assessment

Most assessments take 3 or 4 sessions and include an intake interview with the parents, 5-6 hours of testing, feedback session with parents, scoring and interpretation of test results and a written report. You may then distribute the report to all those who will be involved in the development of your child's treatment plan (e.g., teachers, school counsellors, familiy doctor, pediatricians, etc). Please note that consent from both parents is required at the first assessment session.