A psychoeducational assessment will determine the client's learning profile, as well as any impediments to their success. Standardized measures will examine level of intelligence, memory abilities, executive functioning, and academic skills. When appropriate, behavioural and emotional factors that influence learning will be addressed. This assessment will take two sessions to complete.
What is our Process?
A Review of Relevant History
- A detailed, semi-structured interview with parents and client (if appropriate) regarding current concerns and developmental history.
- Review of relevant documentation (e.g., report cards, previous assessments, doctors’ letters, etc.).
Assessment of Cognitive, Academic, Behavioural, and Emotional Functioning
- Administration of standardized intelligence measure (e.g., WPPSI-IV, WISC-V or WAIS-IV), and supplemental cognitive measures to examine short-term memory, executive functioning (planning/organization), graphomotor skills, etc.
- Administration of a standardized academic battery (including various aspects of reading, writing, and math).
- Administration of a variety of questionnaires exploring behavioural and emotional concerns.
Presentation of Results
- After the assessment results have been thoroughly reviewed by the assessor and/or a supervising psychologist, parents and/or client (if appropriate) will participate in a comprehensive feedback consultation.
- A full written report will follow, which will include assessment-related data, as well as recommendations and strategies to assist with personal and academic functioning.
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Below is a list of issues that may affect a student’s ability to be successful in school:
Learning Disabilities and Learning Disorders (e.g., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia), Language Disorders, Phonological Processing, Graphomotor Functioning, Memory, Executive Functioning, Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, School Refusal), Mood Disorders (Depression), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tic Disorders.
Chisholm Psychology Centre is the practice of Dr. Emily Bryntwick, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Ms. Sonia Khan, M.A., C.Psych., Psychologists