Assessments offered through STEPS, OLTS, and STOMP programs
STEPS Program Assessments
Student accepted into the Successful Transition from Elementary to Post-Secondary (STEPS) the program will receive a psychoeducational assessment. STEPS students may not need an updated assessment if they have had a comprehensive assessment in the past two years.
The detailed and comprehensive assessment consists of cognitive and academic testing that help to provide an accurate picture of the student’s learning profile before they begin high school. Participation in the assessment involves a background questionnaire, virtual parent intake interview and consent appointment (about 1-2 hours), and attendance of the student at two to three in-person testing sessions of approximately 3 hours each. Testing sessions take place in-person during office hours (8:30am-4:30pm). Following the testing there will be a 1 hour virtual feedback meeting arranged for the family. Parents will be given written reports which they may choose to share with the school.
The cost of the psychoeducational assessment is $2000. We offer flexible payment options including paying via instalments over a 2-year period. The assessment may also be paid for by deposit or combination of deposit and instalments.
We provide detailed receipts that include the dates/times of testing and psychologist information which can be submitted to insurance companies for those who have coverage for psychological services.
OLTS/STOMP Program Assessments
Students who complete and pass On-Line to Success (OLTS) or Successful Transition Online and Mentoring Program (STOMP) are eligible to receive an updated psychoeducational or mental health assessment. An updated psychoeducational assessment is a requirement for accommodations at most post-secondary institutions. Students must first be accepted to, or be on a waiting list for a post-secondary institution before the assessment can be completed. The offer of psychoeducational assessments is not time sensitive. Should a student choose to take another year of high school, fail to gain acceptance to their post-secondary school of choice, or delay their entrance into post-secondary in the year they finish the course, they may contact RARC in subsequent years for an assessment.
The detailed and comprehensive assessment consists of cognitive and academic testing that help to provide an accurate picture of the student’s learning profile before they begin high school. The process begins with the submission of documentation (including but not limited to report cards, IEPs, previous assessments and questionnaires).
Participation in the assessment involves a virtual intake interview and consent appointment (about 1-2 hours), and attendance at two to three in-person testing sessions of approximately 3 hours each. Testing sessions take place in-person during office hours (8:30am-4:30pm). Following the testing there will be a 1 hour virtual feedback meeting to discuss the results of the assessment. Note: Virtual intake and feedback meetings may be scheduled in-person depending on client and/or psychologist preference.
The fee for a psychoeducational assessment at RARC is typically $2400. Students who complete and pass OLTS or STOMP will pay no more than $1200 out-of-pocket for this assessment. Students may also be able to access bursary funds through OSAP or reimbursement through supplemental health insurance. Students who are eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) may also be able to apply for a special bursary that is available to pay for this assessment.
If a different type of assessment is required (e.g. mental health, ASD or neuropsychological assessment), the process and financial information will be discussed with member a of the RARC staff.