What is a psychoeducational evaluation & what does it include?

A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation is an individually designed battery of tests based on the student’s specific needs and referral question. All batteries include measures in cognitive processing, academic performance, and language skills, including listening and speaking, attention and executive functioning. The student’s performance on all testing is interpreted holistically to determine what may be interfering with your child’s ability to be successful in the classroom, which often causes frustration and lowered self-esteem.

Results of the evaluation will answer whether or not your child meets criteria for a learning difference, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia; if attention, concentration and/or executive functioning interferes with learning; and if the student is able understand what is said in the classroom and is able to express his or her thoughts fluently.

The evaluation is administered individually where the examiner can get to know the student and gather informal observational information. The amount of time each battery takes to administer depends on the student’s stamina, attention level, need for breaks, and working speed.

Early Childhood Battery

For pre-K through kindergarten, provides insight into a child’s learning style and whether they have characteristics of a learning difference.

Extended Psychoeducational Battery

For individuals ages 15+, designed to support needed accommodations in high school and college as well as on high-stakes entrance exams.