Psychoeducational assessments are a personalized combination of assessments based on the referral reason. The assessments may include any combination of cognitive, academic, social-emotional, behavioral, attention, executive function, etc.This might include assessments to determine eligibility for giftedness programs, the presence of ADHD, Autism, dyslexia or other learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, or other serious emotional disability that might be impacting a student educationally. They can also help determine appropriate accommodations for school, college, or the workplace. These are not provided as medical diagnoses, but sometimes families will bring this information to their medical physician to determine if there may be a medical cause or for treatment options. Background information about pregnancy, birth, early development, medical history, and family history is usually also part of this assessment.
Often, a child's school will conduct a similar evaluation. However, sometimes families are looking for additional information, or their child's school does not have the personnel to complete an evaluation. Georginia will review any information available and ask for a release to speak with your child's school to ensure an assessment is educationally based and provides useful data to help your child be successful in school.
Georginia can also contract for an Independent Education Evaluation (IEE) if the school agrees as well. She cannot contract with families of students attending Douglas County Schools for an IEE.