CBM PSYCHOLOGICAL & COUNSELLING SERVICES
A psycho-educational or psychological assessment is an individualized assessment geared to having a fuller understanding of an individual’s development or functioning in various areas (e.g., educational, social-emotional, behavioural, vocational). An assessment among other things:
Assesses a wide range of skills including, thinking & reasoning (intellectual), language, memory and learning, attention, planning and organization, fine motor, academic and social-emotional.
Highlights an individual's areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Evaluates academic functioning (reading, writing, spelling, math).
Provides useful information on how an individual is functioning academically compared to his/her potential.
Identifies areas for academic support based on profile of strengths or weaknesses (e.g. enrichment programs, remedial programs, special education).
Provides recommendations for behavioural intervention.
Assists in identifying factors that may be impacting an individual's learning and general functioning (e.g., social and/or emotional problems).
May lead to a diagnosis that helps facilitate academic accommodations at the elementary, secondary, college or university level as well as academic funding or access to community resources and services.