At the Serene View Ranch psychoeducational assessments are conducted by a Registered Psychologist and use comprehensive measures to identify strengths and weaknesses in a child’s cognitive and academic abilities. In addition to outlining how a child learns, psychoeducational assessments can also assist in the diagnosis of Specific Learning Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Intellectual Disabilities.
A comprehensive psychoeducational assessment typically includes five aspects:
(1) an initial consultation to determine if an assessment is relevant
(2) psychometric testing
(3) assessment of social-emotional and behavioural functioning at home and at school
(4) scoring, report writing, and recommendation conceptualization
Developmental interviews with parents, interviews with school personnel, and a review of relevant schoolwork and school reports are typically incorporated correspondingly. Psychoeducational assessments are concluded with a detailed feedback meeting with the parents and the school outlining all findings from the assessment including the most important aspect of a psychoeducational assessment, recommendations for the school and home.