Psychoeducational Assessments are designed
to detect the possible presence of a learning disability
(LD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),
or other barriers to learning (e.g., mental health problem).
When appropriate, a psychoeducational assessment
will provide a specific diagnosis which is related to
learning difficulty and will provide recommendations
for treatment and/or accommodations and strategies that
are necessary to help compensate for the learning difficulties.
These assessments are mostly relevant in the
context of academic upgrading, post-secondary education,
or apprenticeship training. They
are also useful when it is suspected that a learning
issue or ADHD is affecting a client's functioning
within the work force. Psychoeducational
assessments generally include a clinical interview and
history with information from collateral sources when
possible; measures of intellectual ability, attention,
and academic achievement, evaluation of social and emotional
functioning, and symptom-specific rating scales may
also be incorporated.
We offer career counseling and assessments to assist
individuals at various stages of life with career-related
decision making, and to assist employers in identifying
appropriate candidates for hiring. This service is appropriate
for high school students, post-secondary students, adults
who are interested in career change or career direction,
and employers who want to use psychological assessment
techniques to assist in hiring the best employees for
Gifted and Talented Educational Assessment
Accurate assessment of children with advanced cognitive abilites is often the first step in providing these children with the necessary learning tools. Though areas to be assessed are similar for all, for gifted children, the assessment techniques and tests require special characteristics. For this reason, it is important that parents who suspect that their child may be gifted search for a professional with experience in working with this population. Our psychologists use intelligence tests that are designed specifically to evaluate competence, and achievement tests that provide a valid measure of performance. Once testing has been completed, the child's score is then compared with others of the same age, keeping in mind that the best assessments are those that look at the child as a whole.