Dr. Mary E. Lee - Registered Psychologist - Grande Prairie Alberta

Psycho-Educational Assessments

A Psycho-Educational Assessment is conducted by a psychologist to help individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves or their child so as to assist with planning an education program or to assist in applying for government programs. It consists of gathering background information, working one-on-one with the client, and meeting the individual or family after to discuss the test results and to answer any questions. It also includes a written copy of the report which has the test results and recommendations for the family or school personnel to use for program planning.

An assessment is done to answer questions you may have about yourself or your child. This can include:

  • Why are there learning problems and what can be done to help?
  • Is there a learning disability?
  • Does this person have a developmental disability?
  • Is there a particular learning style or strength?
  • Why is my child having difficulty relating socially to others?
  • What is causing the hyperactivity and/or attention problems?
  • Is this person depressed or anxious and what can be done to help them?
  • What is the level of reading, writing and Math of this person?

This assessment can determine if your child has a learning disability, Autism, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or an emotional or behavioral disorder. If your child has one of these conditions; the report can assist families to adjust home routines and school staff to better plan education programs. It also will provide a learning profile which outlines your child’s learning strengths or weakness which can inform you as to how your child best learns. School programs may be adjusted to conform to your child’s special abilities or accommodations such as orally read tests may be suggested.

An assessment is often undertaken by adults to update previous test findings or to determine answers to perplexing questions. This assessment can determine your overall ability as well as strengths and weakness you may have. It can ascertain your level of reading; written skills, and Math proficiency as well as determining if you have a learning disability. This information can be valuable to anyone going to post-secondary training programs such as trades or college programs. It may qualify you for special accommodations for writing exams; including orally read exams and for assistance in class for reading text material or for copying notes off a board. A Psycho-Educational Assessment may also be conducted to assist families in applying for a government program such as the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped Income program (A.I.S.H.).

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1.  Can I sit in with my child during the testing?

    No, the testing is done in a quiet room in a one-to-one format with Dr. Lee. In that way your child receives individual attention and is not distracted by other people. You can, however, arrange to meet Dr. Lee before the session to answer any further questions you may have.

  2. Will there be any needles, machines or medications used for the testing?

    No, Dr. Lee does not give needles, prescribe medication or use any machines. All activities involve talking, pencil/pen and paper or objects such as blocks.
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