This type of assessment provides information about a student’s learning style, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, in order to provide individualized recommendations and strategies.
Testing varies depending on the individual and their specific needs. It typically includes, but may not be limited to, cognitive (IQ) and academic testing, in addition to behavioural, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning measures.
It is important to understand that as a result of the assessment, a diagnosis may be made. Diagnoses can include Specific Learning Disorders, attention and behaviour related disabilities such as ADHD, or Intellectual Disabilities.
Whether a diagnosis is made or not, the information can be used to identify the individual’s specific areas of strength and weakness, as well as the supports and services required to achieve success in both the school and home settings. Examples of specialized supports include individualized programming, assistive technology, extra time, and many other accommodations. Assessment reports are often required to access certain services funded by the province or school boards.
All assessments are completed by a Registered Psychologist. Psychologists are regulated health professionals with a high level of education and training.
Assessments are very comprehensive. The process typically includes the following:
No referral is required. Please contact us to set up an appointment or to obtain further information.
The cost of a psycho-educational assessment ranges, depending on complexity. Please contact us for more information. Fees can be paid via debit, credit card, email money transfer, cash, or cheque.
Many employer benefit plans provide coverage for psychological services. It is recommended that parents discuss their coverage with their insurer to determine whether services will be covered.
An AISH/PDD assessment provides the information that is required as part of the application process.
These assessments are focused on intellectual functioning and adaptive abilities, and also may include diagnostic information. The purpose of these assessments is to ensure appropriate services are in place to support the individual in adulthood.
Information sessions on various topics such as Specific Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, and Anxiety are offered at various times throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for upcoming events.
Consultations are available to address cognitive, academic, behavioral, or emotional concerns, or to navigate diagnosis. Consultations are also available to review assessment results with teachers and other professionals who are working with the child.
Child debrief meetings are also available. These meetings are strength-based, with the goal of explaining the child’s learning profile to them in developmentally-appropriate language.