Children presenting with learning, attentional, and or behavioural difficulties should be assessed to identify whether they have a learning disorder or other conditions, which may be impacting their school and home functioning. The assessment provides valuable knowledge about your child’s strengths and challenges, which can then direct treatment that can help children improve and overcome their learning challenges. Some early signs of a child with a learning disorder include difficulty mastering the alphabet, basic reading, phonics, writing, handwriting, math computations, and math word problem-solving skills. They often take longer to learn concepts and do not build on their skills and often need relearning and repetition. Naturally, frustration, inattention, disinterest, behavioural difficulties, anxiety, and dislike of studying or school manifest due to these learning or attentional challenges. Identification may help improve learning and performance as well as access to resources in the school or community.
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A psychoeducational report is provided which includes a detailed analysis of the results of the assessment in the areas of cognition (e.g., memory, language, reasoning, processing skills), academic standing in core subjects, and developmental and socioemotional functioning. Clear, practical solutions are recommended for immediate implementation. From the report, parents, teachers, psychologists, and support workers will be able to gain a clear and comprehensive understanding of the child’s profile in order to implement strategies that best fit the child’s learning challenges, needs, and strengths.