halifax, nova scotia

School-related or Psychoeducational Assessments:


School-related assessments (also known as psychoeducational assessments) - are conducted when students are performing differently from what might be expected in preschool, school, community college, or university. We strive to answer these questions:

school related assessments

What do we do?

Assessment

We identify strengths & needs:

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning
Working Memory
Processing Speed
Phonological Processing
Receptive and Expressive Language
Reading Decoding, Fluency
and Comprehension
Handwriting, Spelling and Written Expression
Mathematics Calculations and Reasoning
Visual-Spatial Abilities
Verbal and Nonverbal Memory
Executive Functioning & Attention
Social Skills and Awareness

Education

We provide education & resources about:

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Reading Disabilities/Dyslexia
Mathematics Disabilities
Written Expression Disabilities
Non-verbal Learning Disorder
Language Disorders
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Mood Disorders
Intellectual Disability
Memory Problems
Executive Dysfunction
Autism Spectrum Disorders

Advocacy

We help you consider your next steps:

Remediation
Tutoring and study Skills
Coaching/Therapy
Individualized Program Plans
Adaptations/Accommodations
Tuition Support Plan
Disability Tax Credit
Canada Study Grant
Disability Resource Facilitator
Vocational Goals
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Speech Language Services
Occupational Therapy
Social Skills Training

1. Assessment: We identify cognitive (thinking and reasoning), academic and behavioural strengths and needs in order to understand an individual's learning and behavioural profile.

2. Education: Once we identify strengths and needs, our job is to inform and educate. When a diagnosis is made we strive to ensure that clients, their families and individuals working closely with the client are educated about the diagnosis. We explain why the diagnosis has been provided and the criteria associated with the diagnosis. We also provide reading material, websites, and names of organizations that may be helpful when seeking additional information.

3. Advocacy: We emphasize the importance of advocacy. Advocacy is speaking up for, or acting on behalf of, yourself or another person. An effective advocate is able to recognize skills and strengths and obtain help in required areas. We promote advocacy by providing information about your possible next steps and help in the decision making process.

What does the assessment consist of?

We pride ourselves on the quality and comprehensiveness of our assessments and reports.

We believe that assessments should lead to the empowerment of clients and to an improved quality of life for clients and their families. With understanding the potential to learn is limitless.

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