Tilley Psychological Services

Psychoeducational Assessment

A psychoeducational assessment is basically an assessment that looks at the interaction between academic achievement or ability and psychological factors, such as learning, memory, attention, or motivation. The main use of a psychoeducational assessment is to determine whether the person being tested has a learning disability.

 

For many, a psychoeducational assessment is briefer than a complete psychological or neuropsychological assessment, and may involve the administration of only an intellectual test and a measure of academic achievement. Review of past records, interviews with educators, and the taking of a developmental history may not be included by some psychologists. 

 

The guidelines for the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) suggest that the diagnosis of an LD should include a developmental history and measures of social-emotional functioning.  When I am assessing for an LD, I also usually include formal measures of memory, as well as rating scales to examine the role of attention.

 For information on general psychological assessments, click here.

 

Top | Home


 

Contact me at 780-702-8905 or email linda@tilleypsych.com