Psychoeducational Assessment

Assessment of learning disorders involves assessing multiple areas of one’s cognitive and academic abilities, typically referred to as psychoeducational assessment. Therefore, neuropsychological evaluation measures are integrated into learning disorder testing in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the child’s cognitive potential and achieved skills. Based on the child’s unique profile of strengths and weaknesses, additional measures are then added in order to provide additional information and inform recommendations and treatment. For example, if a child struggles on a measure of reading, additional decoding, fluency, and language measures may be completed. Additionally, visual-perceptual measures may be given to rule out an underlying visual-processing deficit, or ADHD screening tests may be used to rule out attention difficulties.

Common academic measures included in a psychoeducational assessment are listed below:

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III)
  • Test of Written Language, Fourth Edition (TOWL-IV)
  • Gray Oral Reading Test, Fourth Edition (GORT-IV)
  • KeyMath3 Diagnostic Assessment

Common language measures included in psychoeducational testing:

  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fourth Edition (CELF-IV)
  • NEPSY-II, Selected Subtests

Common visual processing measures included in psychoeducational testing:

  • Test of Visual Perceptual Skills, Third Edition (TVPS-III)
  • NEPSY-II, Selected Subtests