Psychoeducational Assessment for Adults – University, College or Working Professionals
A Psychoeducational Assessment with Edcommodate primarily focuses on the diagnosis of specific learning disorders. It is a comprehensive, unbiased, objective investigation of intellectual ability, and cognitive ability in certain domains such as attention or memory, academic achievement and social-emotional functioning. The complete psychoeducational evaluation through Edcommodate typically includes the components listed below:
- Clinical interview with the patient
- Review of relevant documents including report cards, IEPs, past evaluations
- Intellectual testing
- Academic achievement testing (reading, writing, mathematics)
- Sustained attention testing
- Testing of visual and verbal memory
- Visual-motor integration
- Information from standardized questionnaires examining executive functioning and social-emotional functioning are included.
A Psychoeducational Assessment report through Edcommodate will include recommendations to form the basis of a plan for accommodation at post-secondary schools as well as the workplace. A Psychoeducational Assessment specifically provides recommendations for educational accommodations and/or modifications as well as a restorative educational intervention. Furthermore, it will provide the same to an employer to assist with accommodations in the workplace.
Once the report is finalized clients are contacted by the primary clinician to schedule a 30 min to one-hour telephone or virtual feedback session where they are provided a thorough verbal description of what was done, what was found and what it means. This is done in language that is clear and understandable. In our experience patients, value our feedback and the opportunity to ask questions and gain clarification on aspects of functioning.
College & University
Colleges and Universities provide accommodations to students through their accessibility programs when students have been deemed eligible. To become eligible, a diagnostic psychoeducational assessment needs to be conducted and a student must be or have been diagnosed with a learning disorder by a qualified psychologist within the previous 3 years leading up to admission to College or University.
If a student has previously undergone a psychoeducational assessment and been diagnosed with a learning disorder prior to the 3 years leading up to post secondary education, the student will need an updated assessment. This is due to the fact that developmental changes can affect the way in which a student learns. Previous IEP’s and/or IPRC’s are unfortunately not an acceptable means of being accommodated at most Universities and Colleges in Ontario and updated testing would be required.
Students who require an updated psychoeducational assessment for post-secondary accommodations may be eligible to receive funding through the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and/or through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Workplace & Professionals
Workplace and Professional accommodations require psychoeducational assessments with a qualified psychologist. These types of assessments can sometimes assist in retaining accommodations for individuals taking standardized admission exams such as LSAT or MCAT, or professional accreditation and licensing exams. Such evaluations may also assist Human Resources or a Union to properly assess job competence and placement.