NEW: Psychoeducational Assessments, BOOK NOW FOR JANUARY 2020
The Family Enhancement Centre now offers comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents and adults for the purpose of assessing cognitive and intellectual functioning, learning challenges and giftedness.
Learning disabilities often stay hidden and impact a student’s performance and behaviour both in and outside of the classroom.
A psychoeducational assessment identifies areas of strength and weakness in a student’s learning profile and provides a deeper understanding of their educational abilities. It can also identify Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematic (dyscalculia) challenges that can interfere with learning.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I, MY CHILD OR FAMILY MEMBER NEED A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT?
If you, your child or a family member is having difficulties in any of the following areas it maybe helpful to perform a psychoeducational assessment:
- Difficulties in reading, writing, and/or mathematics
- Trouble completing tasks or assignments on time
- Difficulties studying for tests or workplace advancement evaluations
- Difficulties sustaining attention and focus at school or work
- Concerns related to learning disabilities or intellectual delays
- Requiring documentation necessary to receive support and/or accommodations at school or work
- If you are going to be attending a post secondary institution and your last psychoeducation assessment was completed before you turned 18 you will be required to have a new assessment done in order for your school to allow for accommodations and modifications.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT?
Psychoeducational assessments are comprehensive. Typically, they involve the following: an initial interview to understand what concerns are being observed or noted; a review of the individual’s history (including a full review of their early development, educational history, and mental health history); completion of scientific, evidence-based questionnaires or interviews by multiple informants (self, parent, teacher); and standardized psychological testing where the examinee performs various tasks that assess different aspects of cognitive and intellectual functioning.
The assessor integrates information obtained from clinical interviews, questionnaires, and psychological testing to characterize the individual’s cognitive and intellectual profile. A diagnosis is rendered or clarified on the basis of this process, if appropriate and desired, and recommendations for accommodation and treatment/intervention are provided. You will be provided feedback on the results of the assessment, and all your questions about the results will be addressed.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PERFORM THE TESTING?
A truly comprehensive evaluation takes at least 12 hours, often more. You will need to book approximately three – 2 hour appointments over several days for the testing followed by the meeting to discuss the results.
HOW SOON WILL I FIND OUT THE RESULTS OF MY PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT?
After the testing it will take approx. 2-3 weeks to get the final results. Most candidates will be notified by phone once their examination is complete. A separate appointment will need to be made to review the results of the assessment.
Phone consultations are Free!
Give us a call today, to check us out and see for yourself. Our counselling sessions are covered under many extended health care plans, so you could even see us at no cost to your family. What have you got to lose, but your problems?