If you or your child are having difficulty with reading fluency, phonetic decoding, reading comprehension, or if reading skills have only been achieved through very high levels of effort or support, then a comprehensive reading assessment will determine what is causing these reading difficulties and inform purposeful intervention efforts. With an assessment, strategies and accommodations are identified to help improve reading 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 literacy, and a formal diagnostic report. This report is frequently used to help teachers create an Individual Program Plan (IPP), access extra reading supports, or apply for academic accommodations (e.g., extra time, assistive technology such as text to speech software) for grade twelve diploma exams, post-secondary exams, or high stakes entrance exams such as the LSAT, MCAT, or GRE. This report is also useful for adults when they are advocating for reasonable accommodations at work.