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Preschool Level. Elementary through Post-Secondary Level. Post-Education Level. What does the psycho-educational assessment include? An assessment within our practice consists an assessment of: Intellectual abilities IQ Attention Memory Executive functioning Information processing Academic skills Socio-emotional functioning Adaptive skills The assessment begins with an intake interview during which time we review consent and privacy, and we collect information related to your concerns. What happens after the assessment is completed?
It's helpful for children to have a nutritious meal prior to the assessment sessions. In addition, you may also want to bring a drink and snack. We are able to take short breaks during the testing sessions if necessary. We are trained to respond effectively to anxious feelings and put children at ease.
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In addition, rather than use pencil and paper test kits, we use the newest updated digital platform Pearson's Q-interactive iPads to administer standardized testing. Children seem more at ease, as they are familiar and comfortable with using this interactive digital platform.
If you feel your child needs a psycho-educational assessment, it's likely that you notice him or her struggling. We always suggest that your first step should be to make an appointment with your child's teacher, school counselor, or principal to see what options are available. Unfortunately, schools are only given a limited amount of resources for psychoeducational assessments each year. However, there is no harm in asking if your child is a potential candidate to be assessed by a school psychologist.
If your child receives a psychoeducational assessment through your schoolboard, this is at no cost to you. The downside of testing through the school is that wait times can be lengthy depending on the resources available through your school-board , and not all children who may benefit from a psychoeducational assessment can receive one. Due to limitations in funding, usually only the children who are struggling the most will have psychoeducational assessments completed by school-board psychologists. The Intake session is a 1 to 1.
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This initial appointment is for parents only. The primary focus is discussing the child's developmental history, academic history, and current concerns, as well as to answer any questions regarding the assessment process. Think of the intake session as your psychologist conducting thorough background research about the topic, your child. Parents are encouraged to bring any previous assessments or reports they may have e. It's also helpful and saves time if you can bring the email addresses for any teachers who you might want your psychologist to send online rating scales to.
Watching children struggle to meet their potential is heart-breaking and frustrating for parents and educators. Alberta Counselling Centre's psychologists have worked with many children who struggle with learning difficulties and related issues. With a solid assessment, we can figure out your child's learning style, address strengths and weaknesses, develop useful strategies, and help your child function optimally.
A psychoeducational assessment will outline a child's learning profile, which is extremely helpful for teachers and parents. It offers explanations for why a child may be struggling as well as individualized recommendations to optimize learning. If there is a diagnosis, the school will code the child in order to gain additional funding and support.
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School staff on the IPP team will work closely with you to construct your child's IPP in a collaborative manner that includes parent input. The IPP is also reviewed with parents several times through the year and modified if necessary. The psychoeducational assessment is the first step in making sense of a child's struggles and it will ensure that appropriate educational programming and accommodations necessary for optimal success are recommended.
Each assessment generally involves one session for an intake interview, two individual testing sessions, and a feedback meeting. The results of the assessment include a detailed description of current levels of functioning in the areas assessed, a diagnosis if appropriate, as well as detailed recommendations. Feedback is provided both in a face-to-face meeting and in the form of a comprehensive, written report.
A formal assessment of a minor never takes place without appropriate, informed consent. This means that decisions about psychological services etc. Signed consent from one parent is acceptable, if the parents are living together. In the unfortunate event of a parental separation or divorce, in the case of joint custody, signed, informed consent MUST be obtained from BOTH parents. Both parents are invited and encouraged as they are able to participate in the assessment process.
If one parent retains sole legal custody, this parent MUST provide legal documentation of this for an assessment to proceed. If your child is doing well with medications, follow your usual routine and give the same dosage you normally would. Please refer to the section How much does a Psychoeducational Assessment Cost? We understand that providing a large deposit or paying the total cost of the assessment upfront isn't something many families can do.
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We only process fees for services the day of the service. It's a simple pay as you go model that seems to have served our clients well over the years. Receipts will automatically be in your child's name, and any parent s or guardian s name who attended and participated in the assessment process. Please check your insurance to understand how much coverage you have per plan member for psychological services. Fees are processed on the day of the service typically, first thing in the morning , using the credit card on file in our encrypted software system.
Receipts are immediately emailed to the email on file so that you may submit it to your insurance provider. We try to go easy on the environment and kill as few trees as possible! Therefore, we are a paperless office; however, if you'd prefer a paper receipt, we'll happily provide one to you upon your request. The most important thing is to relax; no specific preparations or studying is necessary. Ensure that your child is well rested and nourished for testing sessions.
It is also helpful to bring a drink and small snack. For more information check out the section above on preparing your child for a psychoeducational testing session. More Questions? Alberta Counselling Centre is located in South-East Calgary Midnapore , and serves clients throughout Calgary and the surrounding area. What's Involved in creating a Psychoeducational Assessment? Washington, DC: Author. Google Scholar.
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