WHAT IS A PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT?
The goal of conducting a psycho-educational assessment is to provide information to parents and
educators about a student's cognitive, academic, social-emotional, behavioural, and/or adaptive functioning strengths and weaknesses. Results from a psycho-educational assessment can be helpful in:
(1) determining whether the student meets the criteria for a specific school designation or DSM-5 diagnosis (e.g., specific learning disorder, intellectual disability, gifted) and qualifies for special education services;
(2) identifying other reasons that may cause poor performance in school, such as difficulty with attention or memory, or social and emotional concerns;
(3) developing strategies based on the student's individual needs to be implemented at school and home.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
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The following is a breakdown of a psycho-educational assessment:
Initial services (e.g., scheduling, sending forms, review of documents): 1 hour (non-refundable fee due at booking)
Initial parent meeting: 1 hour
Testing (session preparation, cognitive and academic testing, interview, rating scales, scoring): approximately 6-8 hours
Interpretation and report writing: (capped at) 6 hours
Feedback meeting: 1 hour
Additional services (e.g., additional testing session, separate parent intake or feedback meeting, phone calls, written correspondence, school meetings, travel time): Charged at the $225/60-minute rate
The cost of a psycho-educational assessment typically varies between $3,150 and $3,825, depending on the type of evaluation.
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Cognitive and academic assessment only
Cognitive, academic, and social, emotional, and behavioural assessment
Cognitive, academic, and adaptive functioning evaluation
Cognitive, academic, and executive functioning evaluation
ADHD assessment (children and youth only)
If you have extended health insurance, a portion of the assessment may be covered under it. For post-secondary students with a specific learning disorder who require updated testing, grants are available through the BC government.
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