Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Difficulties

Children learn at different rates. However, sometimes children fall behind their peers in aspects of academics.

If you, your child’s teacher or physician have concerns regarding your child’s academic progress, a learning assessment may be appropriate.

Learning difficulties can result in:

  • A dip in grades
  • Inattention/distractibility
  • Defiant or acting out behaviour
  • Anxiety/low mood
  • School/homework avoidance
  • Social difficulties

 

What is Involved?

  • Interview with Caregivers
    • Overview of the assessment process
    • Psychologist listens to your family’s story
  • Records Review
    • You will be asked to bring all available report cards, previous assessments and other related documentation for the psychologist to look at
  • Testing
    • Your child will meet with the psychologist one-on-one
    • Activities and tests to assess reasoning, memory, academics and attention will help find your child’s strengths and needs
    • Generally, two to three sessions will be needed
  • School Involvement
    • The psychologist will gather information from your child’s teacher through:
      • Questionnaires
      • Interview
      • Possible school observation
  • Report Writing
    • The psychologist will look at all of the information and write a comprehensive report telling about your child’s strengths and needs. It will list and explain any diagnoses.
    • Recommendations and suggestions will be given to support your child at home and school
  • Meet with Parents
    • The psychologist will talk with you about the results
    • Suggestions for supporting your child at home and school will be discussed
    • Caregivers have opportunities to ask questions

Have questions? Want more information?

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