Psychoeducational Testing for Predominantly English-Speaking Students Receiving Schooling in French: Can a Learning Disability Explain Challenges?

If you or your child is struggling at school, a Learning Disability might be the reason. How do you know for sure? A Psychoeducational/Signature Assessment from the Possibilities Clinic can help you figure that out. Our Telemedicine Assessment services extend from Toronto to Ottawa, Hamilton to London, Oakville to Kingston, Oshawa to Thunder Bay, Kitchener-Waterloo to Windsor, and any other location in Ontario.
 
As a first step, we recommend that you request a Psychoeducational Assessment through your school. If you’re fortunate, you’ll be able to obtain an assessment at the school in a quick and timely manner.
 
But what if that’s not the case? If you’ve decided to obtain a private assessment, how do you decide where to go and what type of assessment to pursue?

Testing students who speak English—as a dominant or first language—while receiving schooling in French adds complexity to any assessment of learning, especially when a Learning Disability might explain the difficulties your child is having. When you are looking for clinicians to test your child, it’s important to ask these questions:

  1. Will all of the testing be done in English?
  2. Will any of the testing be done in French?
  3. If there’s a mix of French and English testing, what kinds of tests will be done in French?

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