Concerned about ADHD? Learning Disability? Emotional or Behavioral Problems? Giftedness?
A psychological assessment can be a useful tool that gives you more information about your learning style and provides you with strategies to build on your strengths and compensate for your difficulties. Accommodations can be made in the classroom and for tests and school work when assessment results support a need for assistance. This testing is not necessary for everyone, however, if teachers, doctors, or parents have noted concerns about school or work performance, assessments can be a source of finding more help.
We examine one's learning style to discover strengths and weaknesses in working with language & visual tasks. ABC Psychological Services also provides the Autism services Edmonton area residents turn to in the event that you are concerned about Autism as the factor in cognitive disability.
We determine one's level of functioning in the areas of Math, Reading, and Writing. These are often combined with a Cognitive assessment to better determine if a learning disability exists. Reading Disorders (such as, Dyslexia), Math Disorders (possibly Dyscalculia), and Disorders of Written Expression or Dysgraphia are better addressed in schools with interventions and accommodations. Often times an assessment is required to access these supports for exams, assignments, and daily classroom activities.
Emotional and Behavioral Assessments
We examine one's current level of both emotional and behavioral functioning for possible diagnoses or to inform parents and professionals about appropriate intervention strategies. Also an ADHD Edmonton Psychologist, Colleen Stratton can help identify ADHD and provide an intervention strategy.
Often times, an assessment will incorporate two or three of these areas to gain a better understanding of the client and to inform them about treatment and recommended strategies.
Psychologist Edmonton - Rates
Rates for services are based on the recommended fee schedule from the
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)
**Recommended rates are increasing as of January 1, 2023
and will be implemented with new referrals to $220 per hour.
Schools and other agencies may negotiate a separate fee.