Psycho-Educational Assessment

Psycho-Educational Assessment is a type of psychological report that focuses on assessment and interpretation of educationally related psychological tests and educational tests, including tests of intelligence and cognitive abilities, memory, achievement tests, and measures of behaviour.

It includes a clinical interview, checklists, formal psychological testing and interpretation of that testing by a qualified examiner that may be a school psychologist, social worker, counselor or other mental health clinician.

Components of Psycho-Educational Assessment

Projective techniques

Projective techniques are normally used during individual or small group interviews. They incorporate a number of different research methods such as the Word Association Test, Sentence Completion Test and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). Projective techniques often require the expertise of a trained psychologist to help devise the tests and interpret them correctly.

Neuropsychological evaluations

Comprehensive assessments of cognitive and behavioral functions using a set of standardized tests and procedures. Various mental functions are systematically tested, but not limited to intelligence, problem solving and conceptualization, planning and organization, attention, memory, learning, language, academic skills, perceptual and motor abilities, emotions, behavior, and personality.

Executive Functioning

"Executive function" is a term used to describe the many different cognitive processes that students use to control their behavior and to connect past experience with present action.Students rely on executive functions to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space.

Adaptive Functioning

Adaptive functioning or behavior reflects an individual's social and practical competence of daily skills to meet the demands of everyday living. Adaptive behavior includes the age-appropriate behaviors necessary for people to live independently and to function safely and appropriately in daily life.

Academic Functioning

In this section, psychologists may refer to achievement testing completed by the Student Education Resource Teacher (SERT) and/or our own achievement testing. Achievement tests are designed to determine the student's degree of knowledge and proficiency in a specific area or set of areas, such as: Reading Writing Math.