Psychoeducational evaluations are conducted for students who are struggling in school and are used to identify and diagnose learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia or Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The evaluation also provides important information about strengths and weaknesses in an individual’s learning style. This information is then used as a guide for making recommendations about which teaching, remediation, and compensatory strategies will be most effective for a student.
Psychoeducational evaluations are also used to determine if an individual is eligible for receiving special accommodations during standardized testing, including the SATs, ACTs, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams.
Testing includes an assessment of the following:
1. Cognitive ability (i.e., IQ test);
2. Cognitive processing (e.g., language, visual processing, reasoning, memory, graphomotor or handwriting skills, speed of information processing, and attention);
3. Academic skills (e.g., reading, math, written language); and
4. Emotional and behavioral functioning.