Educational Assessment

 

How can an Educational Assessment (EdPsych) help my child?

Comprehensive Educational Assessments help parents and educators gain insight to a child’s unique learning profile. They assess areas of mental functioning related to memory, the ability to pay attention to tasks and to solve problems. They assist parents and educators to make informed decisions regarding their child’s educational placement, optimal learning environment and individual learning needs.

 

An Educational Assessment can Include:

​A parental interview to gather some history about your child and their development

Administration of a standardised cognitive (intelligence) test (WPPSI-IV; WISC-V or WAIS -IV)

Administration of an Acheivement Test (e.g. WIAT III)

Administraiton of additional assessements in areas of possible difficuties such as ADHD, Dysgraphia, Executive Functions

A detailed assessment report of findings

​Tailored behavioural and educational recommendations for your child

A parental feedback session to discuss your child’s assessment and answer any questions you may have.

 

​Child Developmental Assessment

A developmental assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of a child’s physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional development. They are usually conducted when a parent, educator or medical health professional identifies that a child is experiencing difficulty in one or more of these areas. A referral for an assessment is not required, however it is often in the best interest of the child to work closely with other health professionals to uncover areas of developmental difficulty. An assessment can be used to uncover the nature of the developmental concern and to carefully target interventions to assist your child toward their optimal development.

As each assessment is uniquely tailored for the individual needs of the child we encourage you to give us a call about these assessment services. However, below you can find a rough guide of what can be expect.  ​

IQ development assessment
IQ development assessment
IQ development assessment

An Educational Assessment can Include:

​A parental interview to gather history about your child and their development

Possible administration of a standardised cognitive (intelligence) test (WPPSI-IV; WISC-V or WAIS-IV)

Administration of a select number of neuropsychological assessments in the area where there is perceived difficulty as well as tailored questionnaires

A detailed assessment report of findings

​Tailored behavioural and educational recommendations for your child

A parental feedback session to discuss your child’s assessment and answer any questions you may have.

 

Duration of interview/assessment:

​The interviews and assessments generally  take place over 3 to 4 sessions. Usually the first session is the intake session where we gather history and information together and look over the options and manageability of the different options from your child's reference point. The second session is generally with your child, here we do some standardised tests which are generally quite playful and enjoyable. This session can take from 1 to 3 hours and if it is lengthy we split these up with a break. If over 3 hours are needed we generally split the time over two sessions. The final session is the feedback session with the parent. We try our best at all times to not over charge the child and to keep within his/her possibilities. 

 

IQ development assessment
IQ development assessment
IQ development assessment