What is a Psycho-Educational Assessment?

A psycho-educational assessment is a set of procedures that are completed to obtain information about your child’s learning profile. This includes assessing development, cognitive ability (verbal reasoning, visual-spatial and perceptual ability, working memory, and processing speed), academics (reading, writing, and mathematics), and executive functioning and social-emotional and behavioural functioning (attention difficulties, feelings of anxiety, depression, social skills, etc.).

Information about these areas of strengths and needs are then used to determine appropriate strategies and supports moving forward for both school and home. This information also helps to identify disabilities such as Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, and more, which impact their ability to learn to their full potential.