Psychoeducational Assessments for Youth and Adolescents Ages 7-17
A deep understanding of learning disabilities and behavioural disorders is what we can offer to our young patients and their families.
Psychoeducational Assessments for children and youth aged 7 -17 tests for math disability, reading disability, writing disability, language disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorders, depression, developmental coordination disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, selective mutism, and intellectual disability. A psychoeducation assessment can also assess for children and adolescents who may be gifted.
Our clinicians use the best testing measures, and a collaborative approach that includes parent and teacher input, to identify or rule out learning disabilities, behavioural disorders or simply delays in thinking for children and youth aged 7-17 years old.
Using comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, our clinicians make the best possible recommendations for treatment (if necessary) as well as recommendations for accommodation and/or modifications in school curriculum.
Through our clinical team’s years of combined experience, we have identified the most common behavioural concerns that parents or guardians have that are well-served by a psychoeducational assessment.
- Inability to understand others or express themselves
- Struggles with only certain subjects in school or attentiveness to certain tasks at home
- Problems making age-appropriate progress in reading, writing or math despite adequate instruction and support
- Inability to focus, self-recognized or identified by others
- Inability to play appropriately with others
- Seeming sad or overly worried
- Being argumentative or bartering with requests at home
- Over aggressiveness
- Difficulty with change and/or transitions
Common Concerns for Autism
Socio Communication and/or Restricted Interests
- Inability to make or keep eye contact
- Difficulty with directing appropriate facial expressions
- Difficulty developing friendships or keeping friends
- No use of gestures
- Difficulty sharing or showing objects to others
- Intense interest in a certain topic (i.e. Dinosaurs, cartoon character, dresses, jewelry)
- Sensory aversions such as not liking bright lights, loud noises, or crowds
- Sensory seeking such as playing in water or sand, staring for extended periods of time
- Repetitive motor mannerisms such as flicking fingers in front of the eyes, holding hands in posture when not in use
- Rigid completion of tasks such as needing to finish reading an entire book before moving on to other things, or having special spots for objects to be placed in a room