Educational - Assessments for Children
When does my child need to have a Cognitive-Educational Assessment completed?
- Is your child having difficulty in a certain area(s): reading, writing, spelling, math, retaining information?
- Does your child have significant difficulties in general when it comes to academics?
- Is he/she not able to keep up in school? Is he/she falling behind?
Often the school will report to parents if their child has a significant difficulty in reading, writing, mathematics, or memory. However, sometimes learning difficulties may go undetected by the school and kids can be easily mislabeled as "lazy" or "unintelligent".
It is important to note that having learning differences or struggles is not necessarily a reflection of a child's intelligence. If you notice your child is struggling, discuss this concern with his teachers who may recommend a cognitive-educational or psychoeducational evaluation.
Your child may be trying with great difficulty and minimal success to keep up or he may have already given up and stopped trying, knowing he is not going to succeed.
Various assessment measures are used to accurately measure your child's abilities in memory, mathematics, and language, including phonological processing, reading, writing, expressive abilities, and comprehension.
Main assessments measures used (among others):
- Children's Memory Scale (CMS),
- Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V),
- Weschler Individualized Achievement Test (WIAT-III),
- Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP-2)
- Beery Visual Motor Integration (Beery- VMI)
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