Psychoeducational Assessment

Psychoeducational Assessments now being offered at Vancouver Psychology Centre to help kids, youth & adults succeed this school & work year!

  • These ‘psych-ed’ assessments are useful when you or your child report: “School is too difficult!”, when your child’s teacher is wondering about a learning disability, unusual gap in knowledge, whether your child is possibly gifted, or when attention and concentration problems are getting in the way of social or academic success.
  • A psych-ed assessment helps kids & adults know how they learn, when to appropriately ask for help, and to understand that all types of learning are normal.
  • Psych-ed assessments for kids help parents know how to parent their kids (does my child do better with verbal directions around home or written directions, do I use concrete language in my teachable moments or do I use metaphors and examples??).
  • Psych-ed assessments for adults help individuals and their partners to understand how strengths and challenges impact memory, organization, communication & other thinking styles
  • Psych-ed assessments help school staff and teachers know when to give students enriched materials and when to teach them a skill in a new or creative ‘outside the box’ way.

You receive a well written report that is a tool to use to advocate for your child within the school system and a guide from which to further build a rich academic and personal future for your child.

Psychoeducational Assessment at Vancouver Psychology Centre

A Psychoeducational assessment is a detailed assessment of a person’s psychological and academic skills. It helps people & those that love them to understand how they learn, parents to understand how to coach, parent and support their child best academically and socially/emotionally, and gives the school guidelines regarding how to best teach and measure student success. The entire process is very rigorous and thorough. Vancouver Psychology Centre’s ‘psych-ed’ testing always includes a social/emotional component of the assessment as we know that children are more than just their ‘IQ’. The assessment involves conducting specialized tests and tasks that assess:

  • Intelligence
  • Language skills
  • Memory
  • Learning
  • Attention/ concentration (ADD/ADHD)
  • Planning/Executive Functioning
  • Reading (phonetic skills,reading comprehension)
  • Spelling/Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Academic fluency (speed of reading, writing, calculating)
  • Listening comprehension
  • Learning Disabilities / Giftedness
  • Behavioral Strengths & Challenges
  • Social Emotional Functioning

The specific aspects of psychoeducational testing will depend on the presenting questions and concerns and additional tests are sometimes required.

The Process of Psychoeducational Assessment

  • At the time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit of $300
  • 1 – 3 assessment sessions (depending on age) 1:1 in-person at the VPC office (fee of $1650 due at first testing or intake session)
  • 45-min – 90-min ‘Intake’ with parents (virtually or in-person )
  • Completion of descriptive forms by teachers, parents, and sometimes student (generally delivered digitally via email).
  • Scoring and report writing by Vancouver Psychology Centre team (behind the scenes)
  • Feedback session with parent(s) to discuss the findings of the assessment (virtual or in-person) ($1,650 due at Feedback)
  • Feedback Session with Student *depending on age of child and relevance (virtual or in-person)
  • Optional 30-minute attendance (virtually) of school based IEP / school learning team to discuss findings & recommendations

Pricing: $3,600+ depending on complexity of psychoeducational assessment

Please note that parent requests to write letters to schools, parent requests to attend in-person or telephone meetings with school, approved additional specific testing for targeted symptoms are billed separately according to Registered Psychologist session fees of $240 per 50-minutes.