Assessment

“The human mind always makes progress,
but it is progress in spirals.”
– Madame de Stael.

Barriers to learning present themselves in a variety of ways. They often stay hidden and impact a student’s performance and behavior in and outside of the classroom.

A psychoeducational assessment can identify learning challenges in students of all ages, from young children to adults. It aims to explore areas of strength and weakness in an individual’s learning profile and provides a deeper understanding of their educational abilities. It can also identify:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Reading (Dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematic (dyscalculia) challenges
  • And other mental health issues that can interfere with learning.

Common signs of hidden challenges include low grades, disruptive behavior or difficulty focusing during class, difficulty completing schoolwork on-time, feeling overwhelmed or anxious at school or during exams, not achieving results at full potential and bullying or rejection at school.

Students facing one or more of these issues may have an un-diagnosed learning disability or other hidden challenges.

A psychoeducational assessment diagnoses the root cause of a student’s academic or behavioral issues, and identifies a plan for addressing the challenge.