Has your child’s teacher suggested that your son or daughter is not focusing, disruptive in class or exhibiting other behavioral issues?
Does your child have trouble with reading, math or writing?
Is he or she making excuses not to go to school?
Is your child socially awkward? The energizer bunny? A daydreamer?
According to School Psychologist, Courtney Evenchik, if you are experiencing any of the above and it has continued for several months, it might be wise to take your child for a psycho-educational evaluation.
What is Psycho-Educational Testing?
Psycho-educational testing refers to the psychological tests used to analyze the mental processes underlying your child’s educational performance. The goal of psycho-educational testing is to understand a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses to determine academic interventions and/or support that might be needed.
What should I expect?
Psycho-educational testing can be an in-depth process. Parents are interviewed concerning their child’s medical and developmental history, academic as well as social emotional concerns. They are encouraged to bring any previous reports and report cards. Parents should also take the time to make a list of questions and concerns that they may have.
How long will it take?
Psycho-educational testing is a process that usually happens over several sessions. The total time is approximately 3 hours and is broken up into 1-hour sessions.The psychologist is also available for classroom observation and can talk to the child’s teachers.
What are some possible tests that are given?
IQ test: tests your child’s intellectual ability level
Achievement Tests: will measure your child’s skills and knowledge learned in a given grade level
Test of Attention and Vigilance: will measure your child’s attention to task, impulsivity, focus and vigilance
Phonological Processing Test: test your child’s ability to recognize sounds within words, the building blocks of reading
Measures of Reading Fluency: will measure your child’s ability to read fluently
Math Processing Test: will measure your child’s understanding of math concepts based on their grade level
Reading Comprehension: tests your child ability to understand what they are reading.
Visual/Motor Integration: tests your child’s eye/hand coordination which can contribute to writing difficulties
Once your child’s strengths and weaknesses are identified the school psychologist will help you come up with a plan for your child’s success. If there is a need a Speech and Language and/or Occupational therapy evaluation can be done.
If you have questions, our staff at A+ Solutions is ready to help!
Please call us at 216-896-0111.