Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment
Common reasons for assessment include:
-Determine a child or young adult’s learning strengths and challenges and make learning plan recommendations
-Diagnose learning differences, including Specific Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia) and recommend interventions
-Identify attention, concentration, processing, and memory difficulties, such as ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses
-Identify social and emotional challenges or differences and asess the impact of challenges on learning and happiness
-Assess for neurodivergencies, such as Autism, dyslexia, ADHD or tic disorders
-Make recommendations to schools, tutors and service providers for services and accommodations to support a child’s learning
-Support home-school families and schools by making curricula recommendations specific to a child’s strengths and needs and progress monitoring.
-Assess for substance misuse and the impact on other domains of life, such as social, occupational, cognitive, emotional and educational interactions
-Assess for personality styles and patterns that may be influencing functioning
-Assess for psychosis, including first episode psychosis and differentiation between different presentations of psychosis
-Fitness for Duty evaluations, including for emergency personnel or other organization
We take a neurodiversity affirming approach to assessment, acknowledging that there are many different neurotypes when affirming a diagnosis.