Psychoeducational Assessment

New Paths of Learning

Psychoeducational Assessments


 

Is your child struggling in school? Are they experiencing difficulties understanding academic lessons and concepts? Are they having difficulty focusing or demonstrating hyperactive and/or impulsive behaviour?


All students find learning challenging from time to time during their academic career as they are presented with complex information that requires abstract reasoning, critical thinking and the application of previously learned information. Difficulties with following instructions and focus is observed in all students as they learn how to manage and organize a multitude of tasks and priorities. However, when a child, adolescent, or young adult is experiencing significant challenges with attention, hyperactivity, and academic performance, many factors may be affecting their learning. A psychoeducational assessment can identify these influences and determine if a Learning Disability (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or an emotional challenge is impacting their functioning.

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New Paths of Learning

Psychoeducational Assessments


Is your child struggling in school? Are they experiencing difficulties understanding academic lessons and concepts? Are they having difficulty focusing or demonstrating hyperactive and/or impulsive behaviour?


All students find learning challenging from time to time during their academic career as they are presented with complex information that requires abstract reasoning, critical thinking and the application of previously learned information. Difficulties with following instructions and focus is observed in all students as they learn how to manage and organize a multitude of tasks and priorities. However, when a child, adolescent, or young adult is experiencing significant challenges with attention, hyperactivity, and academic performance, many factors may be affecting their learning. A psychoeducational assessment can identify these influences and determine if a Learning Disability (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or an emotional challenge is impacting their functioning.

Signs & Symptoms of an LD or ADHD

Signs & Symptoms of an LD or ADHD

  • Low academic grades

  • Inaccurate or slow word reading/spelling

  • Difficulty understanding the meaning of what is read
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts in writing

  • Difficulty with mathematical concepts

  • Difficulty sustaining focus/attention

  • Disruptive behaviors in class

  • Low motivation or resistance to complete academic work or homework
  • Feeling overwhelmed and anxious

  • Difficulty completing homework, assignments on time
  • Spending a significant amount of time completing homework
  • Low academic grades
  • Inaccurate or slow word reading/spelling
  • Difficulty understanding the meaning of what is read
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts in writing
  • Difficulty with mathematical concepts
  • Difficulty sustaining focus/attention
  • Disruptive behaviors in class
  • Low motivation or resistance to complete academic work or homework
  • Feeling overwhelmed and anxious
  • Difficulty completing homework, assignments on time
  • Spending a significant amount of time completing homework
At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are committed to assisting you in understanding your child’s learning profile, their areas of strengths, and the underlying causes of their learning challenges. Our comprehensive psychoeducational assessments are used to determine your child’s:


  • Cognitive Abilities (i.e. intelligence)

  • Language Abilities

  • Visual Spatial Processing

  • Working Memory & Memory Abilities

  • Academic Functioning (reading, spelling, writing & math)
  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Processing Speed

  • Attention

  • Executive Functioning Abilities

  • Social, Emotional & Behavioural Functioning


The results of a psychoeducational assessment will provide you with information to understand your child’s intellectual potential, educational abilities, and the underlying areas of weaknesses that are contributing to their learning, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Accommodations and strategies specific to their learning needs are provided to assist with increasing their academic, attentional, behavioural, and social-emotional path to success.
At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are committed to assisting you in understanding your child’s learning profile, their areas of strengths, and the underlying causes of their learning challenges. Our comprehensive psychoeducational assessments are used to determine your child’s:


  • Cognitive Abilities (i.e. intelligence)

  • Language Abilities

  • Visual Spatial Processing

  • Working Memory & Memory Abilities

  • Academic Functioning (reading, spelling, writing & math)
  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Processing Speed

  • Attention

  • Executive Functioning Abilities

  • Social, Emotional & Behavioural Functioning


The results of a psychoeducational assessment will provide you with information to understand your child’s intellectual potential, educational abilities, and the underlying areas of weaknesses that are contributing to their learning, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Accommodations and strategies specific to their learning needs are provided to assist with increasing their academic, attentional, behavioural, and social-emotional path to success.
Free a child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.

- Maria Montessori

Free a child’s potential and you will transform him into the world.

- Maria Montessori

Our Process

What Are The Benefits Of A Psychoeducational Assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment will:

  • Determine areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Determine the underlying causes of learning challenges
  • Determine if a child or adolescent has:
    • Learning Disability
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Developmental Disability
    • Other mental health needs (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • Provide recommendations to improve academic, social, emotional, and behavioural performance
  • Provides the documentation needed to receive educational supports and accommodations within the School Board
  • Provide academic accommodations at university or college
What Is The Process Of A Psychoeducational Assessment?

At the New Path Psychology Centre, we are passionate about providing every child, adolescent, and young adult with the ability to create new paths that contribute to their academic, social, behavioural, and emotional growth.

Our psychoeducational assessments are divided into four sessions:

Session 1:
Collecting Information & Developmental History
Session 2:
Cognitive & Processing Testing
Session 3:
Academic Testing
Session 4:
Feedback & Recommendations
Session 1: Collecting Information & Developmental History

The first session involves the following:

  • Reviewing privacy policy, confidentiality laws, and obtaining your consent
  • Collecting information about your child’s early and current developmental, academic, social, behavioural, and emotional functioning via an in-depth interview

At your first session, please provide us with your child’s past and current report cards.

You may receive additional questionnaires that you will complete and return to future sessions.

Estimated Duration:
1.5 hours
Session 2: Cognitive & Processing Testing

The second session involves the following:

  • Various standardized and objective tests to determine your child’s ability to reason, process, organize and remember information
  • Assessment of social-emotional functioning and how it may be impacting their performance

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours
Session 3: Academic Testing

The third session involves the following:

  • Various standardized and objective tests to determine your child’s academic strengths and needs in phonology, reading, reading comprehension, mathematics, spelling, and writing

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours
Session 4: Feedback & Recommendations

In the final session, we review the results of the comprehensive psychoeducational assessment and outline your child’s strengths and areas of need. Recommendations of how to support these identified challenges to lessen their impact on your child’s academic, behavioural, social, and emotional functioning are reviewed.

If your child meets criteria for a learning disability, ADHD, or developmental disability, we will explain how your child can be identified as an exceptional student through an Identification Process and Review Committee meeting through your school board and the process of developing an Individual Education Plan.

You are provided with the opportunity to provide feedback about the assessment process and ask questions about the results, application of recommendations, and future implications.

Estimated Duration:
2 hours
Sharing Results With Your Child's School

Upon request from parents and/or school professionals, a separate meeting or school consultation can be arranged where the results of the psychoeducational assessment and recommendations can be reviewed with your child’s classroom teacher, Special Educational/Resource Teacher, and/or principal.

School based professionals will be provided the opportunity to ask questions about the results, application of recommendations, and receive further suggestions of how to address academic, attentional, behavioural, social, and emotional needs.

Estimated Duration:
1 to 1.5 hours

Our Process


What Are The Benefits Of A Psychoeducational Assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment will:

  • Determine areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Determine the underlying causes of learning challenges
  • Determine if a child or adolescent has:
    • Learning Disability
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Developmental Disability
    • Other mental health needs (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • Provide recommendations to improve academic, social, emotional, and behavioural performance
  • Provides the documentation needed to receive educational supports and accommodations within the School Board
  • Provide academic accommodations at university or college
What Is The Process Of A Psychoeducational Assessment?
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At the New Path Psychology Centre, we are passionate about providing every child, adolescent, and young adult with the ability to create new paths that contribute to their academic, social, behavioural, and emotional growth.

Our psychoeducational assessments are divided into four sessions:

Session 1:
Collecting Information & Developmental History
Session 2:
Cognitive & Processing Testing
Session 3:
Academic Testing
Session 4:
Feedback & Recommendations
Session 1: Collecting Information & Developmental History

The first session involves the following:

  • Reviewing privacy policy, confidentiality laws, and obtaining your consent
  • Collecting information about your child’s early and current developmental, academic, social, behavioural, and emotional functioning via an in-depth interview

At your first session, please provide us with your child’s past and current report cards.

You may receive additional questionnaires that you will complete and return to future sessions.

Estimated Duration:
1.5 hours
Session 2: Cognitive & Processing Testing

The second session involves the following:

  • Various standardized and objective tests to determine your child’s ability to reason, process, organize and remember information
  • Assessment of social-emotional functioning and how it may be impacting their performance

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours
Session 3: Academic Testing

The third session involves the following:

  • Various standardized and objective tests to determine your child’s academic strengths and needs in phonology, reading, reading comprehension, mathematics, spelling, and writing

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours
Session 4: Feedback & Recommendations

In the final session, we review the results of the comprehensive psychoeducational assessment and outline your child’s strengths and areas of need. Recommendations of how to support these identified challenges to lessen their impact on your child’s academic, behavioural, social, and emotional functioning are reviewed.

If your child meets criteria for a learning disability, ADHD, or developmental disability, we will explain how your child can be identified as an exceptional student through an Identification Process and Review Committee meeting through your school board and the process of developing an Individual Education Plan.

You are provided with the opportunity to provide feedback about the assessment process and ask questions about the results, application of recommendations, and future implications.

Estimated Duration:
2 hours
Sharing Results With Your Child's School

Upon request from parents and/or school professionals, a separate meeting or school consultation can be arranged where the results of the psychoeducational assessment and recommendations can be reviewed with your child’s classroom teacher, Special Educational/Resource Teacher, and/or principal.

School based professionals will be provided the opportunity to ask questions about the results, application of recommendations, and receive further suggestions of how to address academic, attentional, behavioural, social, and emotional needs.

Estimated Duration:
1 to 1.5 hours

Schedule an Assessment

 
If you think your child may have a learning disability or they are struggling with schoolwork, contact us to schedule a psychoeducational assessment.

Schedule an Assessment

 
If you think your child may have a learning disability or they are struggling with schoolwork, contact us to schedule a psychoeducational assessment.