Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PSYCHIATRIST AND A PSYCHOLOGIST?
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WHAT DO I TELL MY CHILD/ADOLESCENT ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT?
Most children or adolescents are told that they will be doing a variety of different thinking activities in a quiet environment to gather information on how they process and learn things. It can be helpful to inform them that this information will be used to make it easier for them to function in school.
IF MY CHILD/ADOLESCENT ALREADY HAS A DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD SHOULD HE/SHE BE TESTED ON OR OFF MEDICATION?
In most cases the assessor is trying to evaluate how your child or adolescent thinks and learns under “usual circumstances”. So if he/she has been maintained on a medication for ADHD then this should be taken at the usual time on the day of the evaluation.
IF MY CHILD HAS A PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT WON’T HE/SHE BE “LABELLED” WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM?
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME OR MY CHILD TO GET THE RESULTS OF THE ASSESSMENT?
Due to the streamlined nature of the assessment process at Edcommodate most clients receive the full report and a verbal feedback within 10-15 days of the evaluation. In our experience this is significantly faster than most other practices and fits with our overall motto of efficiency.
DO I HAVE TO GIVE THE FINAL REPORT TO THE SCHOOL?