Assessments for Post-Secondary Students & Adults
Many motivated college and university students are concerned that aspects of their learning and/or emotional well-being is hindering their success in school. Some of these presenting concerns include problems with focus, organization, memory, speed of understanding, comprehension, specific academic skills (e.g., decoding difficulty vocabulary, reading comprehension, essay writing, solving math problems), anxiousness, test anxiety, depressed mood, or difficulty demonstrating their knowledge within allotted exam times.
An assessment will help determine if the difficulties you're experiencing are the result of an underlying condition such as a learning disability, ADHD, or a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Learning disabilities range from mild to severe, and it's not unusual for mild learning disabilities to go largely unnoticed until high school or college/university years when the demands on your learning are much greater.
Once an assessment is completed, a comprehensive plan is developed to help support you in moving forward. This plan consists of recommendations tailored specifically to you, which may include certain accommodations in school to ensure accessibility, and/or strategies based on your strengths and areas of need. In this way, an assessment can help you achieve your goals by reducing the barriers caused by your learning and mental health needs. Click here to learn more about the duty to accommodate students with disabilities in post-secondary institutions.
The end result of an assessment is a feedback session to discuss your assessment findings and a formal comprehensive diagnostic report, which you can use to access academic accommodations in university or college, accommodations for various high stakes entrance exams (e.g., GRE, LSAT, MCAT, or GMAT), or special grants.
The value of an assessment is not just limited to post-secondary students, but also to adults who are advocating for reasonable accommodations in the workplace, or to adults applying for AISH or PDD funding.
Fees for assessment:
Psychoeducational assessment for learning and/or attention: $2300
Comprehensive psychological assessment (psychoeducational and mental health): $3450
Psychovocational assessment (i.e., aptitude and career exploration) : $2760
Psychological/ Vocational assessment (psychoeducational assessment, mental health evaluation, and vocational/career exploration): $3910.
Developmental Assessment for AISH/PDD: $1610