Students who fit the specific criteria for the Gr8 Transitions Program will receive a psychoeducational assessment at no cost.
1) Intake Interview and Consent (1 hour)
2) Testing (3 separate, 3 hour sessions)
One additional session of 2 hours
3) Feedback (1 hour)
There is a huge variety in the test activities. We might ask the child to copy designs, repeat made-up words, solve math problems, remember a list, write a story and define words. When we interpret the results of the tests we take into account test behavior (level of distractibility, effort, anxiety), the child's general response style (impulsive, careful and slow, hesitant), and current stressors (family issues, problems at school). When formulating a diagnosis we take into account the child's learning and school history including grades, early development, and past assessment results. We put all these together to try to understand the child as fully as possible, in order to make the most sensible recommendations and form a clear diagnosis, if needed.