Assessment

Psycho-educational Assessment for children, adolescents and adults

Common reasons for having a psycho-educational assessment include queries about learning disabilities, giftedness, and developmental disabilities. 

Psycho-educational assessments are helpful in identifying a student’s learning profile (learning strengths and needs). Psycho-educational assessments are typically required to identify learning disabilities, giftedness, and developmental disabilities, among other things. Most school boards and post-secondary institutions require a psycho-educational assessment to identify special education needs and provide appropriate placement, accommodations and/or modifications to a student’s learning plan.

Although most psycho-educational assessments are tailored to each individual’s concerns, most assessments involve standardized assessment of cognitive functioning, psychological processing related to learning, and academic achievement. This type of assessment is usually conducted over a few sessions, depending on each individual. At the end of the assessment, we will have you back for a feedback session and give you a formal written report.

 

Psycho-diagnostic Assessment for children, adolescents, and adults

Common diagnostic queries include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD.

A psycho-diagnostic assessment is useful in identifying (or ruling-out) significant emotional and/or behavioural concerns that interfere with an individual’s daily functioning. Psychologists are highly trained and licensed to assess and make formal diagnoses related to mental health issues. It is particularly helpful in guiding an individual’s course of treatment and therapy. Depending on the type of concern and the client, this type of assessment can involve up to 2 or 3 sessions of clinical interviewing and questionnaires to be completed by the client (for children, this may include questionnaires for parents and/or teachers as well).

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