Psychoeducational assessments can help determine whether a student is gifted or has a learning disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (i.e., ADHD), communication disorder, autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
School-approved standardized assessment tools are used to identify specific areas of strengths and weaknesses and other areas of difficulties (e.g., behavioural, attentional, social, emotional). Assessment involves testing that determines intelligence and academic abilities. Historical, developmental, social, and emotional information are gathered from parents, teachers, and the student (as appropriate). The results of a detailed report is explained following the assessment (i.e., a separate appointment).
Pschoeducational assessments may be presented to the student’s school, college or university for consideration of learning accommodations.