Psycho-educational assessments are formulated on a child or teenagers’ specific context and needs. In general, the process presents as follows:
- Intake meeting with parents to gather relevant background information and recommend which assessment procedure will best suit the child’s or teenager’s needs.
- The assessment is then scheduled and may take place over 2-3 days; each session’s duration approximately an hour and a half. I test a child or teenager’s cognitive ability (WISC IQ test), scholastic functioning in reading, written expression and mathematics (WIAT III test) and if needed, concentration (TEA*–Ch test).
- Collateral information may be gathered, with the parents’ consent, from teachers and integrated people to create a global picture of the child’s functioning.
- The assessment is processed, the results analyzed and a feedback session is scheduled, approximately 2 weeks from the last assessment date, to discuss the outcome and relevant recommendations.
- On the request of the parents, a school meeting and/or telephonic feedback session with the relevant professional(s) might be scheduled.
- On the request of the parents, a comprehensive report is written which will be sent to the parents.
*Test of Everyday Attention