If you or your child are having difficulty with any aspect of the writing process (e.g., spelling skills, paragraph writing, essay composition skills, copying skills, fine motor difficulties), or if writing achievement is sustained only through high levels of effort or support, then an assessment can be of great benefit to you. A comprehensive diagnostic writing assessment will determine the nature and extent of any writing difficulties and informs purposeful intervention efforts. With an assessment, strategies and accommodations can be identified to help improve written expression 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 writing 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.