Psychoeducational Assessment

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Psychoeducational Assessment

The comprehensive neuropsychological or psychoeducational assessment focuses first on developing the student’s profile of strengths and weaknesses as a learner. To address issues of concern raised by parents, teachers, and students, each assessment is customized to investigate the cognitive skill, information processing, and emotional and behavioral factors that influence the student’s learning and achievement. Guided by the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model of intellectual abilities, all relevant subskills (there are roughly 20-30) are examined within the broad categories of: crystallized and fluid intelligence, short and long term memory, auditory and visual processing, expressive and receptive language, processing speed, psychomotor skills, attention and executive function, and social/emotional/behavioral functioning. Once the student’s profile has been developed, causal inferences are made between cognitive abilities and academic performance in reading, writing, mathematics and oral language. Detailed recommendations are provided for skill development in areas of strength and interest, and remediation and accommodation in areas of weakness.

My comprehensive assessments differ from the norm in: their very thorough approach to assessing the many factors potentially impacting learning; the links/inferences made between these cognitive skills and actual performance in each academic strand; the emphasis on strengths and interests as well as weaknesses; the depth and detail of practical, targeted recommendations provided for implementation at home and school; and, most importantly, my sensitivity to the emotional needs of students and parents alike.