A psychoeducational evaluation is specialized evaluation that measures IQ and academic achievement in addition to behaviour and mood, and helps identify the cause of difficulties with school performance. Psychoeducational evaluations are usually requested by parents, schools, teachers, family doctors, or pediatricians to determine the causes of problems with learning or behaviour at school, and in addition to identifying learning disabilities, can identify other common conditions that interfere with learning such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, or behaviour disorders. Psychoeducational evaluations are also useful for students planning for post-secondary education who need extra help or accommodations, or for young adults who want some help in career planning. The goal of the evaluation is to give parents, teachers, and students recommendations to improve school performance and overall adjustment.
What does a Psychoeducational Assessment include?
A Psychoeducational Assessment includes a clinical interview with a neuropsychologist* and administration of IQ, academic achievement, and psychological health questionnaires; assessments may also include other areas of cognition such as attention. It also includes a written report suitable for schools and post-secondary programs and including recommendations, and a 30-minute feedback session with a neuropsychologist. The assessment requires approximately one to two days.
Psychoeducational Assessment – $2,300
*In some centres Psychoeducational Assessments may be provided by a psychologist