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?
What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?
People with learning differences share a common story; they are bright and curious, but they aren’t doing as well as expected academically. A Psychoeducational Assessment looks for the underlying cause. It examines brain functioning in many areas: memory, processing speed, academic abilities, visual and verbal problem-solving skills, and expression of ideas. Once strengths and problem areas are identified, our team can recommend targeted and scientifically supported treatments.
What professionals are qualified to offer a Psychoeducational Assessment?
In Ontario, Psychoeducational Assessments for Learning Disabilities must be overseen by a neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, school psychologist, or psychological associate. At Possibilities, we have psychologists in all these specialty areas to match your needs. We provide assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. French psychoeducational services are available for children and adolescents.