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Post-Secondary & Adult Students
Psycho-Educational Assessment

Read below for the purpose and process/elements of a psychoeducational assessment for adults students (e.g., in college or university), or schedule a free consultation with our psychologist to learn more.



Purpose of a Psychoeducational Assessment: A psychoeducational assessment is designed to identify the presence of a variety of conditions including (but not limited to) Specific Learning Disorders/Learning Disability, Intellectual Disorder, and attentional problems such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Specific Learning Disorders can be identified in the areas of writing, mathematics, and reading (often referred to as dyslexia). In addition, the evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be added to the psychoeducational assessment. Assessment findings reveal each student's profile of strengths and weaknesses in cognitive abilities, academic skills and processing abilities related to learning.  Based on the assessment results, the psychologist makes recommendations to help improve the student's functioning in the home, school, occupational or social environment. If findings support a diagnosis, you may use the report and recommendations to request accommodation from your academic institution during your program. Based on the results of the assessment you may also be eligible for accommodations when writing admissions exams (LSAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE) and licensing exams (Bar Exams, EPPP).   


Elements and Process of a Psychoeducational Assessment:   A psychoeducational assessment involves the evaluation of intellectual functioning, academic skills, and other cognitive processes related to learning (e.g., fine motor control, memory, organizational skills). The assessment also screens for some other psychological factors (e.g., mood or anxiety) that may interfere with functioning. The student's daily functioning in important areas of functioning (e.g., interpersonal, academic, occupational) is also explored. The measures administered are selected by the psychologist based on each student's unique needs. The data collected during the assessment allows the psychologist to understand and explain present concerns.


The assessment is completed through interviewing, direct testing (about 6 to 8 hours total), and review of collateral information. Prior to your initial meeting, you will be sent a background questionnaire to complete. The assessment follows the following process:

  • An initial intake meeting will be held (virtually) in order to collect information such as developmental and school history as well as current concerns

  • You will be scheduled for in-person meetings (i.e., 6-8 hours of direct testing sessions) with your assigned psychologist; further interviewing may also take place

  • You and an observer (e.g., parent) will also complete norm-referenced questionnaires; norm referenced questionnaires provide information on how you are functioning in specific areas in comparison to other students your age 

  • Collateral information (e.g., current and past report cards, prior assessment reports) are also provided to the psychologist for review

  • Approximately 2-weeks after all testing and questionnaires are completed, a feedback session will be held with the psychologist (virtually) to review the results of the assessment and recommendations going forward

  • Results from the full assessment are written as a comprehensive report, and provided to you after the feedback session; you will be able to provide this report to your academic institution in order to have appropriate accommodations put into place

The evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can also be included in the psychoeducational assessment for an additional fee. At your initial appointment, the psychologist can help determine if adding the ASD evaluation would be ideal depending on the difficulties you are experiencing. The addition of the ASD evaluation would require additional measures and assessment time. 

If you would like to add the ASD evaluation to the psychoeducational assessment there would be an additional fee 

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