When is there a need for a comprehensive Psychoeducational assessment?
If your child:
- Is underachieving at school
- Seems unmotivated about study
- Gets inconsistent grades on tests and exams
- Does well in weekly tests but poorly in final exams
- Can share his ideas and understand information but has trouble learning to read and spell
- Is friendly but has trouble making friends and maintaining friendship
- Has lots of energy and is overly excited
- Avoids tasks that require mental effort
- Is forgetful and disorganised
- Can’t wait for his turn or often blurts out in class
- Requires close monitoring when doing homework or studying for tests
- Has trouble reading social cues and understanding feelings and thoughts in others
- Talks excessively about his own topic and has trouble taking turns in conversation
- Is overly stubborn and has difficulty dealing with changes and transitions
What are the benefits of a comprehensive Psychoeducational assessment?
This does not just label your child.
A comprehensive assessment tells you what kind of learning problems your child has and what type of targeted therapy or intervention he/ she needs. The assessment does not only tell you how smart your child is, but how is he smart. Our team of psychologists will look at any error patterns and the way your child approaches a task by comparing learning strengths against any learning weaknesses. In addition to interviewing parents and teachers and their rating of your child’s behaviors, we also conduct a school observation blind to the child (meaning your child does not recognise us) before the formal individual testings. All of these provide rich contextual information to the testing data for us to zone into the child’s challenges and the context-specific strategies that work for your child and the teacher. The aim is to get your child back on track to be a successful and confident learner.