Psycho-educational Assessment

Psycho-Educational Assessments can reveal your child’s hidden strengths and Help Your Child Succeed!

The goal of the assessment is to identify areas of strengths and weakness in a student’s learning profile in order to diagnose the root cause of their academic or behavioural difficulties. The results from the assessment assist in developing a plan for solving the problem.

A psycho-educational assessment can identify Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disabilities, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematic (dyscalculia) challenges and other mental health issues that can interfere with learning.

How the process looks like:

  • Before the first session, we will send you a background questionnaire to complete prior to the assessment.
  • Cognitive and behavioural testing will examine how your child reasons and solves problems, and test their memory and organizational skills.
  • Examine signs of mental health concerns such as anxiety, stress or sadness.
  • Academic testing designed to discover academic abilities such as reading, writing and math compared to other students of the same age.
  • Your final report will be reviewed with you to explain the results and answer any further questions you may have.

What are the signs that your child may need an assessment?

  • Low grades on report cards
  • Disruptive behaviour or difficulty focusing during class
  • Difficulty completing schoolwork on-time
  • Feeling overwhelmed or anxious at school or during exams
  • Not achieving results at full potential
  • Bullying or rejection at school


The main goal of the assessment is to identify child’s areas of strengths and weakness. The results from the assessment assist in developing the right programming for your child. To learn more about benefits of a psycho-educational/gifted assessment please visit:

You may book your initial consultation session with a registered psychologist here: After booking your appointment you will receive a receipt and you will be asked to fill out the intake form:

Our services are reimbursable through most workplace benefits and are tax deductible. It is recommended to confirm with your insurer information related to your coverage and requirements.


Assessments are conducted partially on-line (consultation and feedback sessions) and in-person (testing). For in-person appointments we screen clients over the phone before scheduling or confirming appointments for any symptoms and travel history that may be related to COVID-19.

Clients are also asked to fill out the screening questionnaire:

Assessments are delivered with the examiner and examinee facing each other through a Plexiglas screen. When possible assessment stimuli are displayed on a iPad or computer monitor located to the right of the Client. Otherwise, they are presented from as per standardized procedures. Both the examiner and examinee are wearing personal protective equipment (i.e., cloth face masks) as per Core Centre Inc. policy.

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