Providing comprehensive psychological and consultation services to families and schools
A psycho-educational assessment is a set of assessment procedures that obtain information about a child's development, learning, academics, behavior and mental health. Most often, parents or school staff request an assessment for a student who is not meeting their potential in one or more areas. Psycho-educational assessments can also be used for Gifted entrance requirements. Different procedures are used based on referral questions, presenting problems and past history. The assessment is conducted using different sources and methods of data collection such as:
- Standardized assessments
- Rating scales
- Review of student file and history
- Information from parents, school staff and child
Assessments help to determine your child's learning potential while highlighting areas of strengths and needs. The areas of needs are provided recommendations for supports and strategies both at home and school to help the child be more successful.
This assessment is for children, youth or adults with emotional and/or behavioural difficulties (Inattention, Hyperactivity, Anxiety, Depression, Etc.). Recommendations and possibly a diagnosis are based on the assessment results. A social-emotional assessment includes several methods to obtain information such as:
- Clinical interview
- Rating scales
- Review of history and necessary documentation.
Working together with families to help support their child in times of need. We provide treatment services for individuals and families dealing with:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Parenting challenges
- Behavior treatment and intervention plans for both school & home
- Social Skills training for individual and groups
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Learning disabilities
In addition, we offer services between our office and the school environment to assist in developing Individual Program Plans (IPP's), learning supports and strategies, supports for mental health concerns and consultation with school staff members to better learn about how to provide the best support for the child in all settings.