A psychoeducational evaluation is a process by which a trained professional works with those involved in a child’s development or learning to identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses. The goal is to enhance everyone’s ability to help the child be as successful as possible.

Why Test/When to Test:

If your child continues to struggle in certain areas despite classroom accommodations/additional help being provided, it is likely valuable to seek a psychoeducational assessment. Additionally, some signs that your child would probably benefit from a psychoeducational evaluation include:

  • A progressively worsening attitude toward school.
  • Persistent disruptive behavior in class, and/or a failure to learn essential intellectual, social, or behavioral skills appropriate for his age group.

What does the evaluation involve?

A psychoeducational evaluation includes an assessment of cognitive or learning abilities, an assessment of the child’s skill in academic areas such as reading, writing, and math, and sometimes an assessment of social-emotional and behavioral functioning.

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