Is your child struggling in school?
A psyhoeducational assessment can get your child and your family back on track.
WHAT IS A
A psychoeducational assessment involves a standardized assessment of your child’s cognitive, academic, developmental, social, emotional and behavioural functioning. The assessment is administered by a psychologist who uses interviews, observation, academic achievements, and historical records to understand how your child processes information and learns. The assessment helps determine areas of strength and areas for growth. A psychoeducational assessment includes an assessment of the following areas:
THINKING + REASONING ABILITIES
The assessment measures your child’s ability to reason with information, acquire knowledge and solve novel problems.
What to Expect
For a full psycho-educational assessment, you can expect the following: school history and teacher interview, psychological testing, social-emotional interviews and questionnaires, feedback meeting and comprehensive report.
SCHOOL HISTORY + TEACHER INTERVIEW
The psychologist may request a classroom observation in the school setting (prior to starting the assessment sessions) or brief teacher interview to gain valuable information about how your child is performing at school. Parents are encouraged to share previous evaluations, formal evaluations, and informal assessments of skills, along with recent report cards and IPPs/LSPs, as appropriate.
The child will complete a series of tasks to assess their cognitive and academic abilities (e.g., using the WISC-V, KTEA-3) as well as language skills, memory and attention. This part of the assessment usually takes 4-6 hours, across 2-3 sessions.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTERVIEWS + QUESTIONNAIRES
This part of the assessment is meant to help the psychologist understand the child's social-emotional well-being, behaviour and executive functioning. It involves conducting interviews with the parents and teachers of the child, as well as providing questionnaires to the parents, teachers, and child to complete.
RECOMMENDATIONS + REPORT
The assessment will conclude with a 1 to 1.5 hour parent feedback session (online option is available) to go over findings and recommendations. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get clarification. A comprehensive psychoeducational report will be provided following this meeting.
Get in touch to book an assessment, or leave me a message about anything else and I’ll get back to you.
You can call 403-808-9308 or leave a message to schedule a free 20 minute consultation. We can discuss your initial questions and determine support options, or make appropriate referrals.
Intake meetings and feedback meetings are conducted online at your convenience. In-person assessments and testing sessions are completed on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.