However, some adults may realize that their learning difficulties significantly interfere with their post-secondary education or working performance. If you have concerns regarding your ability to grasp certain academic concepts and it’s significantly impacting your school or work functioning, a learning assessment may be appropriate.
Learning difficulties can result in:
- Lower than expected grades
- Difficulty with certain work responsibilities
- Difficulty holding a job
- Dropping out of school
- Putting forth significant effort to cope with work or school
- Anxiety/mood issues
What is Involved?
- Interview with you
- Overview of the assessment process
- Psychologist listens to your 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
- You will meet with the psychologist one-on-one
- Activities and tests to assess reasoning, memory, academics and attention will help find your strengths and needs
- Generally, two to three sessions will be needed
- Report Writing
- The psychologist will look at all of the information and write a comprehensive report telling about your strengths and needs. It will list and explain any diagnoses.
- Recommendations and suggestions will be given to support you at home at school and work
- Meet with You
- The psychologist will talk with you about the results
- Suggestions for supporting yourself at home at school and work will be discussed
- You have opportunities to ask questions