If your child is struggling academically, a psychoeducational (or “psych-ed”) assessment can help to diagnose a learning disability and identify strengths and weaknesses. The results of testing can then be used to develop specific learning strategies and request learning accommodations to help your child to reach his or her potential. Only a Registered Psychologist may conduct psychoeducational evaluations due to the high level of education, training, and expertise involved. Schools use the findings and recommendations of a psychoeducational assessment report as the basis for individualized education plans to help students maximize learning outcomes and academic success.
In addition to psychoeducational testing, less comprehensive testing can be conducted to evaluate for the presence of specific learning obstacles such as Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD testing by a Registered Psychologist can lead to the identification of inattention and/or behavioural impulsivity and strategies to remediate these problems. Since many of these strategies require self-management, the psychologist can also work with the student to develop and implement effective skills to reduce the disruption of ADHD symptoms in school and day-to-day life.
Dr. Alex Kwee, R.Psych., is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of British Columbia with considerable experience in the field of psychoeducational and ADHD testing. He will be happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your child’s testing needs and answer your questions.
A psychoeducational (or “psych-ed”) assessment is designed to identify a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, evaluate achievement levels, identify learning disabilities, and make recommendations for academic supports and accommodations that will allow the child to do his or her best in school.
A general psychological evaluation most often involves an in-depth clinical interview and administration of a comprehensive personality and diagnostic inventory, such as the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) or the Millon Multiaxial Clinical Inventory-III (MCMI-III).
The basic components of a stand-alone ADHD assessment include a clinical interview, developmental history, administration of standardized measures, and a report with rendering of diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The process and components of the assessment depend on the age of the client and complexity of the case. Learn More»
Dr. Kwee provides psychotherapy for adolescents and adults using scientifically supported modalities for a number of psychological conditions. His therapeutic approach is an integration of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Existential Therapy—modalities with strong support in the scientific literature for effecting therapeutic change. Learn More»
Standards for autism assessments are established by the BC Ministry of health, which indicates the assessment protocols, standardized instruments and criteria for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The psychologist must follow the Provincial guidelines, complete a diagnostic report, and certify the non-BCAAN (private) diagnostic form. The private psychologist’s certification of the non-BCAAN form allows the family to obtain provincial funding and therapeutic supports necessary to help them to support their child with an ASD. Learn More»
Dr. Alex Kwee, is a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia with considerable experience in the field of Psychoeducational & ADHD Testing.
We provide Psychoeducational Assessments, ADHD Testing, Psychological Evaluations, and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Kwee has written numerous articles revolving around Psychoeducational Testing and ADHD.
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