We provide psychoeducational assessments for children and youth ages 6-16 who are experiencing learning, attention, and/or academic difficulties.
The goal of a psychoeducational assessment is to, 1) better understand a child’s strengths and challenges, 2) determine the reasons why he or she may be experiencing learning difficulties, and, 3) consider what academic supports would best help a child learn effectively within the school setting .
A psychoeducational assessment is a thorough process that typically involves:
A background interview with parents to obtain information related to the child’s early development, school history, social and emotional functioning, behaviour, as well as family and medical history. Depending on the age of the child, he or she may also participate in this interview.
A review of early school records, including academic work samples and any previous assessment reports. We also ask parents and teachers to complete behaviour ratings scales to obtain a formal measure of the child’s behaviour, social, and emotional functioning in both the home and school settings.
Approximately 5 hours of direct testing with the child. This can be completed on one day or across multiple appointments depending on the needs of the particular child. A range of standardized tests that examine intellectual functioning, language, memory, visual and motor skills, attention and academic achievement (e.g., reading, writing, and math) are administered.
A feedback session with the family to review the results of the assessment. A specific learning disability, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or other issues may be identified.
A range of practical recommendations are provided based on the child’s unique profile of strengths and challenges and learning style. These recommendations may pertain to academic programming (e.g., reading remediation), behavioural programming (e.g., strategies to improve attention/focus), and/or social-emotional functioning (e.g., anxiety management strategies, strategies to foster self-esteem in the school setting).
A comprehensive written report summarizing all of the assessment information and recommendations is prepared and provided to the family.
If requested, a school meeting is arranged to review the results of the assessment and discuss recommendations with the child’s school team.
Brief, follow-up intervention is also available for issues related to:
- Test anxiety
- Planning and organizational deficits
- Memory and attentional challenges
- Behavioural difficulties that impact learning
For more detailed information on costs and what is involved with psychoeducational assessments at our practice, please click here visit our Forms page (see “Testing Information Summary” form). If you have any further questions about psychoeducational assessments and how they may be beneficial to your child’s academic functioning, please do not hesitate to contact us at (902) 444-1160 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
who we are
Chorney & Associates is a group of registered clinical psychologists practicing in the center of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Telephone: (902) 444-1160
Fax: (902) 444-3210
Fax: (902) 444-3210
what we do
Each clinician at Chorney & Associates specializes in a number of areas, ranging from preschool-aged children to adults.