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Psychoeducational Assessments In Surrey, BC

Psychoeducational Assessments (neurodevelopmental disorders) – age 6+

A psychoeducational assessment is a one-on-one test administered in-person by a psychologist, to develop a complete perspective of a one’s academic skills and cognitive abilities. A standardized assessment battery is combined with clinical interviews, observations, and review of historical records to help understand how your child learns, identify their strengths and weaknesses, recommend treatment plans, and give formal diagnoses when needed.
Psychoeducational assessments must be conducted in-person.

The following types of disorders can be assessed during a psychoeducational assessment:

  • Specific learning disorders (LD) *formerly known as learning disabilities, such as dyslexia
  • Intellectual development disorder (ID) *formerly known as intellectual disability
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) *inattentive, hyperactive, or combined subtypes

*For assessment of intellectual giftedness specifically, please see our section on giftedness assessments

Areas covered during the assessment (dependent on the individual query) will include:

  • Intelligence, thinking and reasoning abilities
  • Academic achievement abilities
  • Memory (long term, short term, working memory, visual and verbal memory)
  • Attention and concentration
  • Visual motor integration skills
  • Adaptive behaviour/functioning
  • Executive functioning abilities
  • Developmental history information
  • School performance and functioning

The process of a psychodiagnostic assessment includes the following:

  • 1 hour clinical interview (in-person or virtual)
  • 6 hours psychological testing (in-person, three 2-hour sessions or 6 1-hour sessions)
  • 1 hour feedback session (in-person or virtual – could be broken down to include a 30 min parent and 30 min school feedback session)

Fees: The schedule listed above describes the standard basic assessment (with a corresponding base fee) for psychoeducational assessments covering investigation of LD or ID or ADHD. Assessment of multiple types of neurodevelopmental disorders, or additional mental health disorders, will require additional testing sessions, scoring and report writing, charged on top of the base fee. If you would like additional queries to be added to your base psychoeducational assessment, your fee will be calculated by an hourly rate, covering testing for all of your individual concerns. This will help keep your costs lower than seeking multiple different types of assessments.

The psychologist will discuss an individualized assessment plan with you in your first session, including estimated fees. For more immediate information on the base rate fees for psychoeducational assessments, please contact our clinic administrators at 604-229-4887.

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