Helpful Psycho-Educational Assessment in Toronto

Has your child’s school requested that your child undergo a psycho-educational assessment in Toronto? Our psychometrist, can help you navigate the steps from the initial meeting to discussing the findings with the school.

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Why does my child need a psycho-educational assessment in Toronto?

When children struggle in school, sometimes the teacher is able to discover where the hurdles are and how best to overcome them but even an experienced teacher sometimes requires input from a specialist. Having your child complete a psycho-educational assessment with us will shed light on where your child’s currently performing in the domains of intelligence, academics and social/emotional development.

Using a variety of formal assessments and interviews, our psychometrist will create a learner’s profile for your child. This profile describes their learning style, their strengths, areas of need and current levels of development.

Once a baseline has been determined for your child we will work with you to generate specific goals and strategies that will help your child become the best that they can be.

The Basic Components of Psycho-Educational Assessment in Toronto

Your child’ s psycho-educational assessment in Toronto will be a long document that has the following parts:

  • Background Information;
  • Assessment Techniques (what tests or checklists were administered);
  • Behavioural Observations;
  • Cognitive Ability & Memory Skills;
    • Verbal Comprehension;
    • Short-Term Auditory Memory;
    • Long-Term Verbal Memory and Learning;
    • Working Memory;
    • Perceptual Reasoning (visual-spatial organization, nonverbal reasoning);
    • Visual memory;
    • Visual-Motor Coordination;
    • Processing Speed
  • Academic Functioning;
    • Reading;
    • Writing;
    • Math.
  • Attention and Behaviour;
    • Inattention;
    • Impulsivity/Hyperactivity;
    • Rule-breaking, Opposition, Conduct Problems;
    • Aggression;
    • Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal;
    • Somatic complaints;
    • Atypicality, Social Problems, Thought Problems;
    • Leadership;
    • Internalizing vs. Externalizing Behaviours
  • Executive Functioning;
    • The skills that allow us to plan, organize, focus attention, remember instructions and more
  • Adaptive Functioning;
    • The child’s ability to demonstrate social and practical competence in the daily skills necessary to engage in daily living.
    • Includes age-appropriate behaviours necessary for independence and safe functioning in daily life.
  • Conclusions and Recommendations.

Download a powerpoint presentation entitled Demystifying the Psycho-Educational Assessment Report by By Suzanne Pellarin, M.A., Psycho-Educational Consultant, London Catholic District School Board.

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Knowing where your child struggles is the first step to rebuilding their self-confidence and in creating success for them at school and beyond.

Being able to utilize your child’s strengths to build up their areas of need will not only improve their academic performance but can improve their self-esteem and have positive effects on their mental health.

Contact us to book your 30 minute no-charge consultation today.

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