psychoeducational assessments

Psychoeducational assessments for Learning Disabilities

A Learning disability (sometimes called a learning disorder or learning difficulty), is a disorder in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, related to how the brain  processes information. This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly, or in the same way, as someone who isn't affected by a learning disability. A Learning disability is not indicative of intelligence level. Rather, people with a learning disability have trouble performing specific types of skills or completing tasks if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.

A learning disability cannot be cured or fixed. With the right support and intervention, however, people with learning disabilities can succeed in school and go on to be successful later in life.

Learning disabilities are diagnosed by a qualified member of the College of Psychologists. Assessments involve an in depth combination of intelligence testing, academic achievement testing, evaluation of classroom performance, and social/emotional assessment.

Having an assessment and diagnosis is especially important if you are currently a student (at any level -  primary, high school, College or University ), as schools are obligated to offer accommodations for people diagnosed with LD's

Psychoeducational Assessments can also provide a lot of useful information about an individual’s profile of abilities (strengths as well as weak areas) and about ways of helping (strategies and accommodations).