If you or your child encounters difficulty with math calculations, memorizing math equations, math problem solving, math fluency, or if math grades are sustained only through high levels of effort or support, then a psychoeducational assessment can be of significant benefit to you now and for years to come. Psychoeducational assessments are frequently requested from parents concerned about their child’s progress at any point during their school years and post-secondary students. An assessment provides answers for why someone encounters difficulty and directs purposeful intervention efforts. There is also a diagnostic component to this assessment. If a learning disability is present (e.g., dyscalculia) then strategies and accommodations can be identified to help improve outcomes and reduce barriers to learning in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools.
The end result of a psychoeducational assessment is a feedback session to discuss the assessment findings, a plan with recommendations to help improve math achievement skills, and a comprehensive formal report. This report is frequently used to help teachers create an Individual Program Plan (IPP), access extra supports, make adjustments to curriculum if needed, or apply for academic accommodations (e.g., extra time, assistive technology) for grade twelve diploma exams, post-secondary exams, or high stakes entrance exams such as the LSAT or GRE. This report is also useful for adults when they are advocating for reasonable accommodations at work.