Private Psychoeducational Evaluation

What is a Psychoeducational Evaluation?

A psychoeducational evaluation is a comprehensive assessment that examines a multitude of factors related to learning problems, specifically an individual’s strengths and weaknesses that create barriers to accessing the learning environment. Depending on your concerns, a customized testing battery will be created which may include testing of intellectual ability, learning patterns, academic skills, motivation, behavior, or personality. We use the results of this type of evaluation to provide you appropriate diagnoses and educational recommendations to drive subsequent educational programming. We specialize in diagnosing disorders such as specific learning disabilities in reading, writing, and math, also referred to as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Additional specialties include conditions that frequently co-occur in individuals with specific learning disabilities with particular emphasis on identifying disorders with related executive functioning deficits, such as ADHD.

Who Might Need a Psychoeducational Evaluation?

Psychoeducational evaluations are beneficial for students suspected of having a disability because they create a thorough understanding of the individual’s learning profile. Understanding students’ strengths and weaknesses and identifying disabilities is an important step in being able to access the supports the student needs. This also applies to students at all education levels, PreK through post-secondary. Additionally, there are times when an individual may be required to get a comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation to receive classroom or testing accommodations. The most common examples are when applying for accommodations at a university, standardized tests such as the GRE, MCAT or a professional licensing exam.

What Will the Assessment Look Like?

Depending on the need of the client, we may conduct:

  • Interviews with the parent and child or client

  • Classroom Observations

  • Cognitive Ability Assessments (IQ)

  • Academic Achievement Assessment

    • Basic Reading Skills

    • Reading Fluency

    • Reading Comprehension

    • Math Calculation

    • Math Problem Solving

    • Spelling

    • Written Expression

    • Phonological Awareness

    • Rapid Automatic Naming

    • Oral Language Skills

  • Social/Emotional Assessments

    • Inattention

    • Impulsivity

    • Executive Functioning

    • Mental Health (Related to Learning)

    • Social Skills (Related to Learning)

Once you’ve completed your final testing session and all associated paperwork has been returned, the feedback session will be scheduled approximately three weeks from that point. During that time, the assessments are scored, data is compiled, and a through report is written. During the feedback session, you will receive a draft copy of the report. Any changes that need to be made or any additional information that needs to be added will be done so at that time.