Your child's school may have recommended a psychoeducational assessment. Now what is a psychoeducational assessment?
The purpose of psychoeducational assessments is to determine your child's strengths and weaknesses. Essentially, to learn how your child learns best, and what are the barriers that keep him or her from striving in the school environment. A psychoeducational assessment is key in establishing diagnoses such as Specific Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It may also allow your child to be identified as Gifted. The assessment process starts with an initial parent consultation where we discuss your concerns. The assessment with your child is then scheduled, typically over 2 to 4 appointments- we always perform assessments in the morning and break them in approximately 2 hr appointments to make sure your child is at their best. A few weeks later, we meet again to discuss the results and recommendations. A written copy of the report will then be provided to you so that you can share it with your child's team (e.g. pediatrician, school, etc.).