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A psychoeducational assessment can identify learning challenges in students of all ages, from young children to adults.
Learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, or depression often stay hidden and impact a student’s performance and behaviour both in and outside of the classroom.
A psychoeducational assessment identifies areas of strength and weakness in a student’s learning profile and provides a deeper understanding of their educational abilities. It can also identify Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disabilities, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematic (dyscalculia) challenges and other mental health issues that can interfere with learning.
A psychoeducational assessment diagnoses the root cause of a student’s academic or behavioural issues, and identifies a plan for solving the problem.
What are the signs of hidden challenges?
Common signs of hidden challenges include:
- Low grades on report cards
- Disruptive behaviour or difficulty focusing during class
- Difficulty completing schoolwork on-time
- Feeling overwhelmed or anxious at school or during exams
- Not achieving results at full potential
- Bullying or rejection at school
Students facing one or more of these issues may have an un-diagnosed learning disability or other hidden challenges.
You will get:
- A clear understanding of you or your child’s academic strengths and challenges relating to learning aptitudes, information processing, and academic skills.
- The diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD or developmental disability if present.
- An action plan for improving academic performance.
- A list of recommended accommodations to seek from schools.
- Common academic accommodations include:
- More time to complete tests and exams.
- Access to a laptop and specialized software, e.g. Word to Text.
- Access to audiobooks for course texts or material.
- Option of having multiple choice tests or exams.
- Taking tests or exams in a quiet, supervised environment.
- More frequent breaks from class.
- Breaking up work or assignments into smaller components.
How it works:
Before the first session, we will send you a background questionnaire to complete prior to your assessment.
- Cognitive and behavioural testing will examine how you or your child reasons and solves problems, and test their memory and organizational skills.
- Examine signs of mental health concerns such as anxiety, stress or sadness.
- Academic testing designed to discover academic abilities such as reading, writing and math compared to other students of the same age.
- Your final report will be reviewed with you to explain the results and answer any further questions you may have.