What is a Psycho-Educational Assessment?

A Psycho-Educational Assessment consists of a series of tests administered by an Educational Psychologist. It is designed to provide an understanding of a child’s cognitive abilities, academic strengths and weaknesses, memory functioning, and social-emotional functioning.

Who are Psycho-Educational Assessments for?

Any child who has unanswered questions about their learning style, ability or impairment could benefit from such an assessment, as well as parents who need an official document to show international schools or insurance companies.

What does a Psycho-Educational Assessment consist of?

The Psychologist tailors the assessment for each child, selecting from over 40 tools available at ELG. Testing usually takes between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the child’s age, abilities and needs.  Standardized questionnaires are usually given to parents and teachers, to understand their perspectives. Home or school observations may be part of the assessment. If necessary, assessments in other areas will be conducted as well.

What does a Psycho-Educational Assessment measure?

  • IQ
  • Memory
  • Social-emotional skills
  • Academic abilities
  • Attention
  • Executive functioning

How are the results presented?

After the assessment a report with recommendations will be provided in a meeting with parents or caregivers. This could include therapy, as well as suggestions for parents and teachers. This report can be used to gain access to services in China or abroad, as well as fulfill requirements for international school entry or insurance providers.

What is the first step?

When you contact us, our Intake Specialist will discuss your needs and concerns with you over the phone. She will then consult with our team of specialists to match you with the most suitable professional to support you and your child.

You will then meet with the specialist(s) for an intake meeting, during which they will work with you to determine the most appropriate next steps for your child. The intake meeting usually involves a parent interview, an observation of your child, or a screening activity with your child.

 

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