- Elizabeth LevinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Laurentian University Email author
- , Dorothy OlfertAffiliated withGord Ewin Centre for Education, Rainbow District School Board
A psychological assessment performed for use in a school setting, which is typically used to identify, for educational or diagnostic purposes, a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses.
Psychoeducational assessments are primarily conducted by school psychological staff and/or external, clinical psychologists for usage within the school context. Results of the assessment can be used to make educational identifications, e.g., academic giftedness and/or formal diagnoses, e.g., reading disability. The results can assist school staff and parents in obtaining a better understanding of a student’s individual learning strengths and needs, and providing educational programming accordingly.
A typical school based referral for a psychological assessment includes the administration of a number of standardized tests. Standardized tests allow the child to be compared to broad based norm ...
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- pp 1177-1178
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- Springer US
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- 480. Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
- 481. Department of Psychology MS 2C6, George Mason University
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- 1. Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E2S9, Canada
- 2. Gord Ewin Centre for Education, Rainbow District School Board, Sudbury, ON, Canada
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