Psychoeducational Assessments are offered in a comfortable home office setting where students "visit with Miss Shawna" (we never use the word testing!) to complete a variety of learning tasks, and have the opportunity to engage in some fun activities like baking, Lego building, jumping on the trampoline, or going for a short walk during break times. A home office setting is not as formal, but we have found this option works well for many students, especially for those who may be a little more nervous about being seen in their school or attending an appointment in a medical setting. If you would rather an Assessment be conducted in a more formal office setting, please just let us know as we can easily coordinate this for you, with office space access in Courtice, Bowmanville, and Ajax.
All paperwork is sent electronically and initial parent consultations can be held virtually or over the phone if preferred, saving parents from having to take time off of work. We also offer to meet students virtually ahead of time as well, so they know who they are meeting with, and what to expect before their first session. We know this process can be overwhelming, and so we make every effort to help parents and students feel as comfortable as possible.
Your comfort and peace of mind is top priority from start to finish. If you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to share or ask!
We know that life and learning is easier and more enjoyable when a student's learning profile and feelings are fully understood. That's why we conduct comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments -so we know how a student learns in terms of their abilities, strengths, and frustration points. In order for a student to be as successful as possible, we must first understand how they learn and how they feel. Knowing these things can provide great insight into their needs at home and school.
We also understand that children are complex and often have many needs, and so we often collaborate with a team of trusted professionals who are dedicated to helping children and families.
If you are concerned that your child may have a learning, behavioural or emotional challenge, a Psychoeducational Assessment may help identify or explain some of these challenges, and can provide recommendations and resources to help. An Assessment provides information about how children learn, how children feel, specific skills, and areas which may benefit from remediation. Please click on our Assessment page for more detailed information about the Psychoeducational Assessment process.
If you are in need of consulting support or a guest speaker, click here!
If you are in need of respite support, private tutoring, speech & language services, or therapy/counselling, please visit the Team Services page for information in these areas.
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We are so happy to be back providing in person Assessments. Please note that our current wait time for Assessments is approximnately 3-4 months. If you are looking for as Assessment before this time, some trusted providers are cited at the bottom of the RESOURCES page. You may also wish to explore the College of Psychologists of Ontario directory, or the resources within your child's school.