What does the psycho-educational assessment include?
An assessment within our practice consists an assessment of:
- Intellectual abilities (IQ)
- Executive functioning
- Information processing
- Academic skills
- Socio-emotional functioning
- Adaptive skills
The assessment begins with an intake interview during which time we review consent and privacy, and we collect information related to your concerns. After the intake you or your child will complete the 1 on 1 standardized testing. There are typically 4-6 testing sessions, anywhere from 1-2 hours long. Over the course of the assessment there will be questionnaires that parents, the child and maybe other involved people (e.g. teacher) will be asked to complete. Any collateral information will also be reviewed (e.g. previous assessments, report cards). There may also be further clinical interviewing with you, your child, or your child’s teachers.
What happens after the assessment is completed?
Once the assessment has been completed a feedback session will be scheduled with you and/or your child. At the meeting, we will review the results from the assessment and the major recommendations and provide you with a report. The report will contain all of the results of the assessment and specific recommendations on how to support you or your child’s needs and how to build on strengths. If requested we are happy to provide consultation services to schools and other community services.
How do I begin the process of assessment?
You do not require a referral from your family doctor to obtain an assessment, although a doctor may recommend one. School personnel may also recommend that you look into the possibility of an assessment (e.g. Teacher, Child and Youth Worker, Guidance Counsellor).
Please contact Dr. Carolina with any questions or to set up an appointment.