Get a clearer understanding of your child's functioning through the use of a standardized assessment, and learn how to help them grow in the best way possible
What is a psycho-educational assessment?
Identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses with a standardized assessment
A psycho-educational assessment is a series of standardized tests that can provide useful information about a student’s functioning in a variety of areas including:
- Social functioning
- Emotional functioning
- Behavioral functioning
Our psycho-educational assessments typically include the administration of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III), or the Behavior Assessment System for Children – Third Edition (BASC 3).
"Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times."
We also offer standardized mental health assessments for adults.
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-3 (MMPI-3) is the most up-to-date personality assessment available for mental health settings. The MMPI-3 assists clinicians in the diagnosis of mental disorders and the selection of appropriate treatment methods.
The Brown Executive Function/Attention Scales (Brown EF/A Scales) measures symptoms of ADHD along with less apparent impairments of executive functioning and attention.
Standardized tests support the proper diagnosis of mental health concerns and are completed with you by a qualified member of our team.
"All children have within them the potential to be great kids. It’s our job to create a great world where this potential can flourish."
- Stanley Greenspan, MD
How do we complete your child’s psychoeducational assessment?
Our psycho-educational assessments typically take 4 to 6 hours to administer and are completed over 1-2 days at our Calgary office. They also include an intake interview prior to the assessment to gather background information related to the student’s presenting concerns, and a consultation to review the results of the assessment once completed.
A written report will also be provided that includes background information, test results, clinical impressions, and recommendations for strategies to support learning and enhance your child’s achievement. If a disability is diagnosed, appropriate educational program accommodations and possible interventions may also be provided.
Assessments can be completed with children from 6-16 years of age.
Benefits of completing an assessment
By completing a psychoeducational assessment for your child in Calgary, you will learn more about your child as an individual, through a standardized model that will reveal details you may not otherwise be able to discover. You can also obtain information about which therapies and resources would best suit them to improve their school experience, whether it be at home or in a classroom setting.
An assessment can be helpful in identifying personal strengths and weaknesses and/or disabilities that may be impacting academic, social, and/or overall well-being. Information acquired through these assessments can assist in identifying strategies to improve academic achievement, reduce frustration related to learning, increase confidence, and improve emotional wellbeing.
Reasons for pursuing a psychoeducational assessment in Calgary
- Gain an understanding of your child’s learning needs, weaknesses, but also strengths
- Obtain recommendations for accommodations and remediation strategies to address your child’s needs
- If present, obtain a diagnosis and/or code to inform an Individualized Program Plan
- Meet entrance requirements for schools that require a psycho-educational assessment
A psycho-educational assessment can help a child struggling with learning, behaviour and/or social interactions. If you would like to do more to help your child succeed in their education, we are here to help.