What is it?
STEP 1: The initial process involves an in-depth interview to outline immediate concerns. With the consent of the student, past academic and medical information is obtained to acquire background information.
STEP 2: The main part of the assessment requires the use of questionnaires and standardized testing tools to measure language, visuo-spatial abilities, reasoning abilities, attention and concentration, memory and academic skills such as reading, writing, and math skills. A comprehensive psycho-educational assessment can take on average between 8 to 12 hours and may require several visits to complete.
STEP 3: The student is provided with assessment results and personalized recommendations during the final feedback session.
What is the purpose of an assessment?
Assessment results provide clarification and precise information concerning the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. Once the assessment is complete, a series of personalized recommendations are provided to help the student develop learning strategies as well as a diagnostic when and if it’s appropriate. The student’s academic advisor will refer to these recommendations.
Is the service free?
You will need to set up an appointment with the Student Services to explore sources of funding. It’s important to discuss your financing options with your accessibility adviser/referee. You may qualify for financial assistance, bursaries (OSAP), or other. Lack of financial resources will not be a barrier to students.
Is it confidential?
Who conducts the assessment ?
A psychometrist administers the tests and is present during the entire assessment process. A licensed psychologist oversees the process and is responsible for confirming or not a diagnosis of a learning disability.