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Specializing in psycho-educational assessments for children, teens, and young adults
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J. Gordon Psychological Services Edmonton
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr. Seuss.

Formal assessments can be valuable in understanding and addressing the learning, cognitive, processing, attention, or mental health needs of children, teens and adults. When conducted, interpreted, and reported in a manner that accurately describes an individual’s strengths and needs, such assessments can positively impact success across environments (e.g., home, school, work, social).

Our assessments can help to identify the following:

  • Academic Learning Disorders
  • Giftedness
  • Cognitive and Processing Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Social-Emotional/Behavioural Difficulties
  • Adaptive Functioning
  • Preschool Early Intervention Assessments

Information is most often gathered through clinical interviews, a review of relevant records, behavioural observations, and administration of standardized assessment tools. Each assessment report will vary depending on the referral concerns and assessment measures used. However, typically assessment reports will include:

  • The purpose of the assessment
  • A summary of relevant background information
  • A list of measures used in the assessment
  • A summary of performance, strengths and weaknesses as it relates to referral questions
  • Recommendations such as behavioural and learning strategies, classroom accommodations and modifications, and relevant community supports and resources

Assessment reports summarize and interpret all information collected and may include a formal diagnosis as per the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) or the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5).

Time is spent to ensure that the recommendations provided are comprehensive and relevant in order to best facilitate personal growth and success moving forward.

If you think your child or teen may be gifted, or you are interested in knowing whether they would qualify for advanced learning options, please see our   gifted assessment  page for more information.

If you would like to learn more about how we assess academic learning disorders in children, please visit our psycho-educational assessment    for children page.

If you are an adult interested in obtaining an assessment, please visit our   adult assessment  page for more information.

If you are seeking information on a child   social-emotional/behavioural assessment, please visit our social-emotional/behavioural assessment page.

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