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Psychoeducational Testing: What to Expect

A psychoeducational assessment examines your child’s thinking skills and provides valuable information about how they learn.  The evaluation involves multiple mini-tests around memory, problem-solving, and other thinking and academic skills.  The tests administered are standardized, meaning they have specific rules and instructions and usually take place over multiple sessions.

The evaluation is completed face-to-face in a one-to-one setting.  The testing room is designed to be inviting to clients while also having minimal distractions during testing sessions.

A separate waiting room has a calming corner with a Lego table, some sensory items, fidgets, and short games if extra reinforcers or breaks are helpful for the client in between mini-tests.

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Parents are often asked to complete questionnaires in the waiting room while their child works with the examiner. 

 

Siblings are welcome to attend the appointments and play in the waiting area.  Parents are encouraged to bring snacks for their children.  Coffee is available for adults.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
 


Krista Cochrane, M.Ed.
Registered Psychologist (APE) #773

 

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