Grade Ten to Grade Twelve:
Age Sixteen to Eighteen
- identification of learning strengths and weaknesses
- evaluation of reading, writing, spelling and mathematical skills
- improving study habits
- improving test preparation skills
- choice of tutors
- application for accommodations at school
- school choice (public and private)
- planning for post-secondary education
Identification of a learning disability:
A learning disability is indicated by a weakness in academic skill(s) which is related to deficits in information processing.
Identification of academically gifted students:
Report provides the information required by school boards for admission into programs for academically gifted students. The assessment, including provision of test scores and report, is usually completed in one appointment.
Identification for IPRC at Public Schools:
If applicable, the psycho-educational assessment report includes a diagnostic statement. Such a statement is required by school - boards' IPRC committees for the delivery of specialized educational programs.
Assessment of symptoms of AD/HD:
Psycho-educational test results, parents' observations, teachers' observations and the student's behavior during the assessment contribute to a determination as to whether AD/HD is likely to be present and whether the student should be further evaluated by his or her physician.
WISC-V or WAIS-IV
Note: Sixteen year olds can complete either the WISC-V or the WAIS-IV; as of age seventeen, only the WAIS-IV can be completed. The WAIS-IV is required for applications for accommodations in university/college.
WRAML-3 or WMS-IV
Note: WMS-IV unless there is a specific reason to use the WRAML-3; this will be discussed with students and parents.
History form; Achenbach, Conners and CEFI questionnaires
(if requested by parents)
Achenbach, Conners and CEFI questionnaires
Student's Self-Report Forms:
Achenbach, Conners, CEFI and other questionnaires
depending on age and referral questions
Most psycho-educational assessments include:
- about five hours of testing time
- intake interview with parents
- feedback interview with parents and child / student, depending on child's / student's age and parental preference
- a written report is finalized during feedback interview, enabling parents and, if appropriate, student to take an active role in formulating plans for interventions and/or accommodations
- testing is usually completed in two appointments; alternative arrangements are possible
- assessments, including feedback interview and written report, are usually completed within three weeks
Please, note that consent from both parents is required prior to beginning an assessment if the parents are separated or divorced.
Confidentiality of Report:
Reports are given to parents and adult students, who determine their distribution, e.g. to physician, school.