TESTING SEVICES

PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

Psychoeducational evaluations provide an assessment of intellectual abilities and academic skills. They are useful in detecting learning disabilities, strengths and weaknesses, as well as emotional factors that may be impacting a child's ability to learn to his or her full potential. An evaluation can also inform specific recommendations geared toward a child's unique needs at home and at school, including educational planning.

 

A typical evaluation involves:

 

  • Interview with the parents/caregivers in order to clarify concerns and gather background information. Parents/caregivers may also be asked to complete rating scales pertaining to the child’s functioning.

 

  • A clinician interview with the child, and administration of tests of intelligence and academic achievement, as well as ratings of social, emotional and behavioral functioning.

 

Results and recommendations are compiled in a report, and a feedback session is held with the parents/caregivers. Feedback will also be provided to school staff to enhance their understanding of the child’s unique set of strengths and areas for continued growth.