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Psychological Assessments & Evaluations

What is a Psychological Evaluation?


A psychological evaluation is a group of assessments given to students to better understand their learning profile. It gives valuable information on how people learn, and their strengths and weaknesses. A psych-ed evaluation has four different areas that provide context: norm referenced or standardized assessments, interviews, behavioral observations and informal assessment procedures. Additional assessments, should they be deemed necessary, are available. They include assessments measuring neuropsychological deficits fitting within the school neuropsychological conceptual model of assessment.




What is an Educational Pyschological Evaluation and how can it help my child?


A educational pyschological evaluation can help parents and educators target learning weaknesses and build on strengths. It is a multimethod assessment, which means information is gathered from several relevant sources and interpreted to understand the person’s cognitive, academic and social strengths and weaknesses. It will help caretakers and educators understand the nature, presence and degree of any learning or social/emotional needs of a child.




Who will conduct my child’s Educational Pyschological Evaluation?


A highly trained and qualified psychologist will facilitate the evaluation. Champion’s psychologist is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (USA) with many years of experience working in schools, conducting assessments and interpreting results.




What does a Psychological Evaluation involve?


Champion’s psychologist will meet with your child for four to five hours. An optimal testing session is done in one setting, but may be seperated into two seperate sessions if a personal circumstances require it. To minimize distractions, parents are not allowed in the room while the assessments are being conducted, but are welcome to wait close by.




How can I prepare my child for this experience?


Let your child know they are going to be having some assessments done in order to help you and them understand themselves better. Our Champion psychologist can answer any questions or concerns your child may have during the session. This is handled in a positive manner with careful attention given to articulating how the experience will help the child be most successful.




What skills and abilities are assessed in the evaluation?


Cognitive processing, reading, reading comprehension, written expression, math skills, listening skills and spelling are covered in all evaluations. In some cases if determined necessary, assessments to test attention, focus, emotional development, social development and memory are also included in the evaluation.




Why is it important for my child?


An evaluation can help parents and educators target learning weaknesses and build on strengths. It is a multimethod assessment, which means information is gathered from several relevant sources and interpreted to understand the person’s cognitive, academic and social strengths and weaknesses. It will help caretakers and educators understand the nature, presence and degree of any learning or social/emotional needs of a child.