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By: New Bridges  09-12-2011
Keywords: learning disabilities, Phonological Awareness

Psychoeducational Assessment :
A psychoeducational assessment involves a comprehensive assessment of cognitive and academic functioning, as well as an evaluation of various information processing skills essential in learning (e.g., memory, oral language, phonological awareness abilities, executive functioning skills). 
The objectives of a psychoeducational assessment are multiple and include:

  • Identification of: Learning Disabilities (e.g., reading and writing disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disability), Giftedness, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
  • Comprehensive and practical recommendations for school and home, including classroom strategies tailored to the child’s specific learning needs and profile of strengths and weaknesses

Social-emotional Assessment :
A social-emotional assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation of various social-emotional difficulties that a child may experience.  These difficulties include both internalizing (e.g., anxiety, depression) and externalizing conditions (e.g., attention and behavioural issues).
The objectives of a social-emotional assessment include:

  • Identification and diagnosis of Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety, Selective Mutism)
  • The generation of specific treatment recommendations (e.g., therapeutic approaches) as well as practical strategies for school and home.

Keywords: learning disabilities, Phonological Awareness

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