School can be a challenging and overwhelming place for kids. Schools are designed to be a one-size fits all. Every child is required to receive an education that meets the Alberta Education curriculum. However, every child is a unique individual with their their own strengths and weaknesses. Some children may find they are not achieving academically, having difficulty paying attention, or getting in trouble with their peers. Assessments (especially a Psycho-educational Assessment) can be used to help the student determine their strengths and weaknesses and provide them with a tool box of strategies and/or supports that can be offered to them at home and within the classroom to help support them in their learning experience.
There are a number of different assessments that can be used to support children in and outside of the classroom including academic assessment, behavioural assessments, Psychoeducational assessments, and gifted assessments. Each assessment includes a tailored set of tests specific to your child.
Early Learning Assessments
Assessments used for children aged 2-6 to help determine if they are reaching developmental milestones and provide early intervention to support their needs.
Assessments for school aged children are a set of tests and observations used as a means to gain an understanding of a student's learning style, areas of strength and weakness, and their potential to learn.
Obtaining a diagnostic assessments by a qualified psychologist, early in your child's education can help to provide early intervention. The results of the assessment are provided along with individually tailored recommendations to help the student's parents, teachers, and other professionals provide the right kind of support to help the child reach their full potential emotionally, behaviourally, and academically, inside and outside of the classroom.
Call or schedule an appointment to see what kind of assessment will be best suited for your child.