At Mental Health Management we provide psycho-educational assessment for learning disabilities, which is a reliable way to assess the cognitive, behavioral and learning ability of a child, adolescent and adults who struggle academically. A detailed psychoeducational assessment provides important information on aptitudes and learning skills of an individual. It helps in detecting learning and developmental problems. Our experts in Psychoeducational assessment use their knowledge, skills, and variety of tests to identify any deficits and barriers in learning.
“Learning Disability” can be a result of one or different disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific learning disorder, Developmental coordination disorders, Autistic spectrum disorders etc… Individuals suffering from learning disabilities can experience many difficulties in school/college and daily life and this includes and not limited to:
- Difficulty Problem solving
- Inability to stay focus in class
- Difficulty in judgment and decision making
- Planning activities and prioritizing activities
- Communicating (verbal and non verbal)
- Social interaction, maintaining relationships
- Memory Issues
- Hyperactivity etc….
Psychoeducational assessment is very intensive and may require multiple sessions to complete. In order for you to better understand the process involved in a Psychoeducational assessment we have to break it down into steps
Step 1: This involves a meeting with one of our experts to discuss the issues. Our experts will gather information in depth on presenting complaints, past medical history and will also review any and all clinical notes and records form school, teacher, family doctors etc.. Directions will be given If any additional information is needed. Psychometric testing will also be completed during this session, depending on student’s ability to focus, concentrate and pace. Some questionnaire needs to be answered by teachers, which will be provided to parent/guardian during the first session.
Step 2: Interview with parent/guardian and review of a questionnaire completed by teachers
Step 3: Our experts will provide a detailed report based on the clinical interview, tests administered and data collected. A recommendation will be made for any school or home accommodations which may assist the student to overcome any barriers.
Step 4: Feedback Session – During this sessions, all results of the report will be discussed with parent/guardian and/or student. This will also ensure that all aspects of report and recommendations made are clear.