Psychoeducational Assessment is an evaluation of a child’s intellectual and academic skills, and processes related to learning (memory, processing speed, fine-motor control) using a standard battery of tests. At the Willow Centre, we view Psychoeducational Assessment as an opportunity to arrive at a new or revised understanding of your child’s history, cognitive abilities, learning, social-emotional functioning and presenting symptoms. Further, we seek to identify environmental factors that impede and enhance learning and social emotional adjustment of your child. We invite you and your child to think about what you would like to learn through the assessment. These questions help shape our evaluation and result in a tailored selection of tests and techniques that tap dimensions of interest. Doing so offers a more precise and thoughtful perspective of your child’s functioning. Information is gathered using carefully chosen standardized tests, questionnaires, interviews, observations and a review of your child’s school records or any other available documents. When appropriate, a psychological or learning disability diagnoses may also be provided following an assessment. Feedback can be provided verbally in a meeting with the clinician, as well as in the form of a written report. We also ensure that your child understands his or her own learning profile of strengths and weaknesses. Feedback and recommendations may also be given to your child’s school at your request.

Most psychoeducational assessments include the following components:

  • Interview with parents to collect developmental history
  • Interview with child/youth
  • 6-10 hours of testing (IQ, memory, executive functioning, phonological processing, visual-motor skills, and academic achievement testing)
  • Questionnaires completed by multiple sources (e.g. parents, caregivers, and teachers)
  • In person feedback
  • Written report
  • Recommendations are provided at the feedback session and are included in the final report

A total of 3 to 5 sessions are required, depending on the age of the individual assessed.

Cost ranges from $2,500 to $3,000, depending on the complexity of the concerns.  Please Contact The Willow Centre with any questions or to book Psychoeducational Assessment.