Psych-Ed Assessments for Children and Adolescents

What is a Learning Disability?

Students and adults who had challenges with learning in school often share a common story; they are hard working and curious, but they aren’t doing as well as expected academically. A psychoeducational assessment looks for the underlying reasons. 

A psychoeducational service involves assessment and interpretation of psychological tests focused on cognitive abilities and specific skills needed for learning. Psychoeducational assessments often include measures of cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, executive functions, and adaptive functioning in different environments. 

It is designed to answer the following questions:

Psychoeducational and ADHD Assessment for School Aged Children

A psychoeducational assessment evaluates a student's intellectual and academic skills and processes related to learning (memory, processing speed, fine-motor control) using a standard battery of tests. As part of our comprehensive psychoeducational assessment, ADHD will be assessed at no extra cost if attention problems are present.


What is the process of a Psychoeducational Assessment?

Prior to the first session, we will send you a background questionnaire to complete before your child's assessment. Other elements of the assessment include:


What is the outcome of a Psychoeducational Assessment?


Following the assessment, the psychologist meets with parents to verbally review the results, recommendations, and next steps. This meeting typically lasts one hour. Parents are also provided with a detailed, comprehensive report outlining all the results and recommendations. These recommendations are usually used by the child’s school to put together a plan (Individualized Education Plan – IEP) that helps the student reach their potential at school.

Our fee for a psychoeducational assessment is $4000 (ranging to $4500 depending on complexity).


If you need additional help after sharing the report with your child's school in advocating for your child at the school meeting or an IPRC (for identification or placement), you can request consultation support from our school psychologist.