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boy-at-deskAttention Clinic (Assessment)

CanLearn has a team approach to treating attention issues or ADHD. An experienced psychologist and paediatrician work together with parents to assess a child or youth’s attention difficulties. After the assessment, the psychologist provides parents with strategies and recommendations for home and school. The paediatrician talks to parents about different ADHD medications. They can conduct medication trials if required. This assessment involves:

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

 

Learning / Psycho-Educational Assessment

A psycho-educational assessment is used when a child or teen is having difficulty with reading, writing, math, memory or understanding. This assessment involves:

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

Psycho-educational assessments are conducted by experienced psychologists. The purpose is to identify areas of strengths and need to diagnose underlying disabilities.

Schools require evidence of a child’s learning needs in order program effectively. The CanLearn Society team provides an assessment report with classroom-ready recommendations that can be used when preparing IPPs for either the regular classroom or more specialized placements.

 

Gifted Assessment

Standardized assessments provide information about the strengths and learning needs of a student.
A gifted assessment involves:

  • Parent Interview
  • School and Parent Questionnaires
  • Cognitive and Academic Testing
  • Feedback

Schools require evidence of a child’s learning needs in order program effectively. The CanLearn Society team provides an assessment report with classroom-ready recommendations that can be used when preparing IPPs for either the regular classroom or more specialized placements.

 

Social/Emotional Assessment

This assessment is for children, youth or adults with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties secondary to learning difficulties and attention problems such as ADHD.

A social/emotional assessment involves:

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

If a diagnosis is made, treatment services are offered through the CanLearn Society or in some cases, by referral to other services or professionals.

 

Want more information?

If you would like more information on assessments, please 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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