Psychoeducational assessments are often recommended when a student has been struggling in school in a specific area or there is a clear discrepancy in the student's abilities and their performance/grades or the student has a specific learning disorder that is adversely impacting their ability to learn.
Psychoeducational assessments typically include intelligence tests, achievement tests, specific tests of reading, math and writing, attention measures, memory and learning tests, and tests of executive function. 'Emotional screening measures are also usually included.
Psychoeducational assessments help identify students who have reading disorder (often referred to as dyslexia), mathematics disorder, or disorder of written expression; collectively these are referred to as specific learning disorders. Psychoeducational assessments also help identify students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Psychoeducational evaluations completed by Dr. Sinha are diagnostic in nature and are conducted to determine or rule out whether a student has ADHD and/or a Specific Learning Disorder.
A comprehensive report is prepared and feedback of test results is provided to the student/family before the report is released to outside providers. Functional recommendations are made based on the testing data to help the student address the primary referral question(s). When there is a diagnosed condition, appropriate and reasonable accommodations are listed clearly to help the student and/or parent pursue the interventions necessary for the individual. Examples of accommodations include extended testing time, distraction free environment for testing, modifications to assignments, tutoring services, etc.