Assessments for Adults
Why does someone get a psychoeducational assessment? Adults may choose to get an assessment completed for a variety of reasons. Sometimes when people start post-secondary education, they need an updated psychoeducational assessment to maintain accommodations that they might have had in high school. Sometimes educators may suggest an assessment if the student seems to be struggling managing the post secondary. Another reason adults seek an assessment is when they have questions about learning profile, either because of experiences in their past, or in their current job situation. Getting a psychoeducational assessment completed provides you with a detailed profile of your learning style as well as recommendations on how to best support your learning.
Some common challenges that people seek a psychoeducational assessment for are:
- Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia)
- Social Difficulties
- Hyperactivity, Inattention, Impulsivity (ADHD)
1. Full Psychoeducational Assessment:
What is this?
A full psychoeducational assessment looks at:
- Developmental history
- Previous assessments
- Cognitive profile (IQ)
- Academic Achievement
- Social Emotional Functioning
- Visual Motor Integration
- May include phonological processing and executive functioning testing based on the individual’s profile
How long does it take?
- Two 3-hour sessions are scheduled at the time of booking.
- These sessions are typically booked from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm.
- However, few people finish in the six hours.
- Additional sessions are scheduled until testing is complete
What do I get?
- A detailed report of the student’s learning profile.
- Complete diagnostic profile as relevant for both DSM diagnostic criteria and Ministry of Advanced Education criteria.
- Comprehensive recommendations to support your learning.
- A detailed debriefing session to review the results and enable the student to understand his/her learning profile to become a self-advocate.
2. Additional Assessment:
Sometimes during an assessment it becomes evident that further exploration into special areas of development is needed for better understanding of the person’s learning profile. Should additional assessment be recommended, the Assessment Clinician will work in collaboration with the person in developing the assessment plan.
These areas may include, but are not limited to:
- Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders
- Memory Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Anxiety and/or Depression