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  • Why do I have such difficulty completing tasks on time?
  • Why do I study so hard at post-secondary and not see the results?
  • What kinds of resources are available for post-secondary students with disabilities?
  • Why do I have such difficulty focusing on one thing at a time?


Assessments for Adults and Post-Secondary Students

Post-Secondary Schools require evidence of an your learning needs before they can provide accommodations for you.  At CanLearn, we provide an complete assessment report with recommendations that can be used to plan for appropriate supports for you in education or in the workplace.

Attention Assessment for Adults

An Attention Assessment for an adult usually involves:

  • Clinical Interview
  • History and Documents Review
  • Rating Scales and Questionnaires
  • Feedback Session

Two psychologists typically work together to assess your attention difficulties. In some cases, an adult psychiatrist will be part of your assessment team. The process involves a clinical interview with you, as well as someone in your life who knows you very well such as a parent, spouse, sibling or friend. Individuals will be asked to complete questionnaires to help determine where you are having challenges.

Once the assessment had been completed, the psychologist will share the results with you and offer strategies and recommendations. If a diagnosis of ADHD is made and medication is being considered, consultation is available through the CanLearn or you can be discharged to your family doctor to discuss options.

If you have concerns about your learning in addition to the original questions regarding attention, a psychologist can also provide psycho-educational testing to determine your strengths and needs as a learner.


Attention Clinic for Adults

At CanLearn you will work together with an experienced psychologist and psychiatrist to assess your attention difficulties. After the assessment, the psychologist plays a crucial role in providing you with strategies and recommendations for home and school, while the psychiatrist will tell you about different ADHD medications and can conduct medication trials if required. This kind of assessment usually involves:

  • Clinical Interview
  • History and Documents Review
  • Rating Scales and Questionnaires
  • Attention Clinic Follow-up


Learning or Psycho-Educational Assessment

A psycho-educational assessment is used when you are having difficulty with reading, writing, math, memory, or understanding.  This kind of assessment of learning disabilities for adults usually involves:

  • Interview
  • History and Documents Review
  • Formal Testing
  • Rating Scales and Questionnaires
  • Feedback Session

You psycho-educational assessment will help you to understand your strengths and needs, and to recognize underlying disabilities.


Want more information?

Contact our Intake Services clinician at 403-686-9300 ext. 102, Toll Free 1-877-686-9300 ext. 102 or by email.


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