A psychoeducational assessment is designed to assess a person's cognitive, academic, and emotional functioning in order to identify any strengths, weaknesses, or learning difficulties. People who have learning differences all have the same story: they are intelligent and interested in learning, but they don't do as well in school as they should. A psychoeducational assessment may include a variety of tests and procedures, such as cognitive ability tests, academic achievement tests, personality tests, and interviews with the person being assessed and/or their family members. The assessment tries to find out what's really going on. It looks at how the brain works in many different ways, including memory, processing speed, academic abilities, visual and verbal problem-solving skills, and the ability to express ideas. The results of the assessment can be used to identify any learning disabilities or other problems that may be impacting a person's education or daily functioning. Once strengths and problem areas are found, our team can suggest evidence-based treatments targeted and backed by science.
In British Columbia, psychoeducational assessments for learning disabilities are required to be supervised by a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, or school psychologist. Our clinic has psychologists specializing in these areas to meet your needs. We offer psychoeducational evaluation for children, adolescents, and adults.
Research indicates that early assessment and treatment result in improved academic performance and mental health. Consider a psychoeducational evaluation if you have concerns about your child's learning at the end of the first grade and the beginning of the second grade. Research indicates that early delivery of evidence-based treatments can help your child overcome dyslexia. Nevertheless, it is never too late! Interventions for learning difficulties continue to be effective throughout high school, college, and adulthood.
Yes, public-funded (no-fee) psychoeducational assessments are available through the school system. If your school board employs licensed psychologists who administer tests in schools, you may have access to testing in this manner. A lot of times, there is a long waitlist for school-based assessments. However, if you're fortunate, you'll be able to quickly and efficiently obtain an evaluation through the school system. We advise you to inquire and request a psychoeducational evaluation from your school. In the event that this is not the case, or if there is a long waitlist for such free of charge services, you may wish to pursue a private evaluation.
Additionally, if you qualify, some organizations like Variety Club , or Jordan’s Principle may provide funding for you or your child’s private assessment fees.
Aside from our multi-disciplinary team approach, your assessment at All Brains always comes with post-assessment support where we connect you with the best available services specific to you and your family’s need in your community.
At All Brains Clinic, we take a team-based approach to psychoeducational assessments and learning disability assessments. You or your child will be assessed by psychological and medical professionals in every learning disability evaluation we conduct. Our assessments of learning disabilities are unique due to our team-based approach, which combines medical and psychological expertise. That means, beyond the cognitive and learning issues that are typically the focus of psychoeducational assessments, our team's expertise enables a comprehensive examination of a full range of issues, including attention deficit disorders and mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, tic disorder, developmental coordination disorder, and sensory processing disorder, which typically cooccur with learning disorders or in the settings that learning disorder is suspected.
All of our assessments at All Brains are team based. Specialized physicians are involved in all of our team assessments, so a doctor’s referral is required.
If you don’t have a referring doctor, please let our staff know. We can assist you in connecting with a primary care physician to see what assessment might be needed, and, if necessary, making a referral.
If you are not seeking an assessment, but wish to proceed directly with therapy or coaching, a doctor’s referral is not required.
Rarely do learning disabilities exist in isolation. If a learning disability is present, there is a high likelihood that ADD or ADHD is also present. And when ADD or ADHD is present, mental health issues such as anxiety may also be present. In addition to educational interventions for learning difficulties, medical and psychological treatments may be required to ensure wellness in all areas of functioning.
Our approach as a team involves multiple specialists and multiple sessions:
A comprehensive psychoeducational assessment costs $3950.
We accept Variety Club and Jordan’s Principle payment options, and our services are eligible for reimbursement by most insurance policies.
We send a copy of the report to you and your referring doctor. You can share the report with the school, family doctor, pediatrician, or employer, if you choose, to help secure support and accommodations.