Psychoeducational Assessment

Psychoeducational assessments evaluate an individual’s cognitive and academic abilities across important areas related to learning. Testing can be completed with children, youth, and adults to better understand their learning style, mental health symptoms, and adaptive skills. The results are used to further develop supportive coping strategies and school accommodations (e.g., Individual Education Plan) as needed to help an individual with their personal goals. At Archways Centre for CBT we assess individuals between the approximate ages of 6-60.

Why is a psychoeducational assessment needed?

  • Difficulties with academic performance
  • Chronic struggles with attention/concentration, staying on task, forgetfulness
  • Challenges in daily functioning (e.g., social skills, self-care)
  • Specific concerns related to processing and/or expressing information (e.g., language skills, working memory abilities).
  • For school-aged children, being behind grade level in a specific subject area (e.g., Reading, Writing, Math)

What do we screen for?

  • General learning style (areas of strength and weaknesses)
  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Language Disorder
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Giftedness
  • Intellectual Disabilities

What’s involved in the assessment?

  • Clinical interview
  • One-to-one testing
  • Completion of questionnaires (self-report, parent-report)
  • Review of school report cards and documents
  • Review of previous assessments/consultations
  • Parent and school consultation
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Feedback session to discuss the results and recommendations
  • Copies of the Psychological Assessment Report

How long does it take?

  • One full day assessment
  • A 50-minute follow-up session

What happens once we have the assessment report?

  • Practice individual strategies recommended.
  • Additional parent, school, and agency/community consultation to assist with the recommendations.
  • A copy of the report can be shared with educators to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP), if needed to establish supportive accommodations.
  • Referral for treatment (at Archways, or with another community agency).
  • Completion of additional documents as applicable (e.g., Child Disability Tax Credit, Medical form for Student support services at a college or university).

How much does it cost

  • $2400 - Receipt provided for extended health care benefits

Who provides these assessments?

Dr. Kerry Collins, C.Psych.