1. Assessments for suspected Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), Emotional and / or Behavioural Difficulties (EBD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), specific learning difficulties (such as dyslexia or dyscalculia), giftedness, and general learning difficulty.
2. Assessments for post-primary reasonable accommodations for examinations (where the school is not able to provide the assessment).
4. Other types of referral including: difficulties with concentration, motivation, and procrastination; study skills; and metacognition training.
A full psycho-educational assessment includes developmental history of the individual, a cognitive / IQ / ability test, and an attainment test of school skills such as literacy and numeracy. Occasionally, an adaptive skills test is administered to explore the client’s day-to-day ability to perform tasks in different environments. An assessment of social, emotional, and behavioural skills may also be administered.
Based on these tests, areas of strength and weakness for the client can be identified. Recommendations are provided for the school and the home that will improve the individual’s capacity to perform to the best of their abilities. An outline of supports, resources, and accommodations that might be accessed by the client within the school is provided.