Nepean Educational Assessment
With a Psychological Approach

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Individualized Program to Identify
Learning Concerns and Recommend Tools & Actions for Improvement

Psychoeducational Assessments, or Educational Assessments, are thorough, individualized assessments designed to evaluate a person’s strengths & weaknesses. A Psychoeducational Assessment typically includes evaluation of:

  • An individual’s thinking/reasoning abilities
  • Information processing (e.g. memory, attention, executive functioning)
  • Academic achievement (e.g. reading, writing, math, oral language)
  • Behaviour
  • Social-emotional functioning within the context of that person’s developmental stage and in comparison to other individuals their age

This lets us identify learning concerns and make recommendations to assist in the client’s learning and functioning at school, work and home.

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How Waystone Helps You with Learning & Coping Skills

Our experience enables us to offer clients a straightforward process to recovery. Having said that, you can rest assured that we do not use a cookie-cutter approach but rather treat each client with the individualized care and attention that you deserve.

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We begin by running a series of
tests that are highly effective in
assessing strengths & challenges.

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Identify Areas for Individual
and/or Workplace Learning

The assessments help us proceed,
working on areas that will lead to
better coping at work, school or life.

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Improve Functioning at
Home, School, and Work

We’ll do a deep dive together,
isolating specific challenges and
finding effective solutions.

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Bolstering Self-Esteem & Confidence for Success in Education and Beyond

Emotional concerns can have a substantial impact on our daily functioning, even beyond their moment-to-moment impact. Emotional difficulties can also affect our concentration, self-respect, and enthusiasm for previously pleasurable activities. The concerns can also spread to other areas of one’s relationships, professional life, and health.

A psychologist’s role is to work together with their client to develop coping strategies, provide support, and develop new ways of adapting to life’s challenges in order to promote healthy functioning.

Providing The for Right Support for Your Child

A psychoeducational assessment involves an evaluation of a child’s intellectual and academic abilities. These evaluations are standardised and varies depending on the age of the child. The outcomes can assist the psychologist get a thorough understanding of your child’s potential and discover any learning disabilities as well as offer support options.

Be reassured that your child can thrive and be successful even if the results show they have a learning disability. At Waystone, we provide a detailed report of the assessment that can be shared with the school. This report serves as a recommendation that will assist your kid’s teacher and the school board in creating an individualised educational programme (IEP) that will meet their needs and enable your child to advance and succeed.

At times, an underlying problem like stress or anxiety could be misdiagnosed as a learning handicap. Therefore, our psychologists at Waystone are trained to examine your child from a variety of perspectives including medical history, family relationships, and social behaviour in order to identify the underlying causes of the issue.  After which we collaborate with you and your child to create a detailed strategy for the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?

A psychoeducational assessment is a thorough individualized assessment designed to determine an individual’s learning profile. If you are looking for a psychoeducational assessment in Kanata or Nepean contact Waystone today.

How can a Psychoeducational Assessment help me or my child?

A psychoeducational assessment can yield recommendations specific to an individual’s learning profile in order to help that person function at home, school and at work.

What can I expect in the first session when I see a Psychologist?

The first session typically includes a discussion of the presenting concerns, a developmental and health history, and a discussion of informed consent regarding assessment or treatment.

What can a Psychoeducational Assessment diagnosis?

Psychoeducational Assessments measure an individual’s overall aptitude for core academic skills including; reading, writing and math. Measuring these skills can diagnosis; Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), behavioural challenges, aggression/anger, Bipolar Disorder and more.

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments or book a Psychoeducational Assessment contact Waystone Psychology today.

Should I get another Psychoeducational Assessment?

If not done correctly, Psychoeducational Assessments lead to misdiagnosed or undiagnosed disorders. A diagnosis can also be outdated. At Waystone Psychology, we recommend individuals consider a new Psychoeducational Assessment every 4 years in order to stay up to date and receive the proper treatment necessary for them to succeed in their academic and career journey.

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments, contact Waystone Psychology today!

How do I know if my child needs a psycho-educational assessment?

If your child’s school notices that they are lagging behind their friends, they will typically recommend a psychoeducational assessment. On occasion, a teacher will speak with you about it personally. If your child is having difficulties with reading, writing, or maths, you may also see indicators of this and wish to intervene. Learning difficulties are usually noticed around Grade 1 or 2, but they can happen earlier or later.

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments, contact Waystone Psychology today!

What inquiries can be addressed through psycho-educational assessments?

Through psycho-educational assessments, we are able to determine if your child is able to process information efficiently or do they require additional time to perform their best and if your child feels overwhelmed by the abundance of thoughts in their head.

We are able to determine if your child is potentially experiencing challenges related to Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression, or other disorders. We provide recommendations to facilitate your child’s learning in the classroom or to better understand instructions at home and assist parents and teachers on how to support optimal learning for the child.

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments, contact Waystone Psychology today!

What are some indicators that my child may be struggling?

Some indicators that your child may be struggling are highlighted below. Please note that not all these signs need to be present for a psycho-educational assessment to be considered.

  • Disproportionate or unexpected behavioral responses to minor problems
  • A decline in grades at school
  • Frequent notes or feedback from teachers about academic or behavioral issues
  • Difficulty or inability to complete homework or stay focused on tasks
  • Heightened anxiety related to school, performance, or separation from parents
  • Sudden change in attitude towards school, friends, or their own abilities
  • Spending excessive amounts of time on homework
  • Frequent absenteeism or skipping classes
  • Increased concern over perfectionism or correctness in tasks
  • Increased stress, behavioral outbursts, or withdrawal from others

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments, contact Waystone Psychology today!

Why are psycho-educational assessments important?

Psycho-educational assessments play a crucial role in providing insights into your child’s learning and behavioral profile. They identify the way your child learns best and help you understand your child’s behavior. For instance, if your child is struggling with reading, writing, or math, a psycho-educational assessment can identify areas that require additional support and help you and your child recognize their strengths. Understanding your child’s unique learning needs through such assessments can be invaluable in guiding appropriate interventions and fostering their academic success.

To learn more about Psychoeducational Assessments, contact Waystone Psychology today!