Unlocking Potential: Role of Psychoeducational Testing for Postsecondary Success

Unlocking Potential: The Role of Psychoeducational Testing in Preparing for Postsecondary Success

Unlocking Potential: Role of Psychoeducational Testing for Postsecondary Success

Are you concerned about your child’s readiness for college or university? Wondering if undiagnosed learning challenges, the need for specific accommodations, or mental and emotional well-being might impact their success? Psychoeducational assessments can provide the clarity and support your graduate needs to thrive in postsecondary education.

Taking the leap from high school into university or college can be a significant challenge as students are faced with a completely different learning experience than what they are used to in high school. Many university programs require advanced writing, reading, and cognitive capabilities that young adults or mature students may or may not be prepared for. University/College education also requires a tremendous amount of self-discipline, organization, planning, time management and knowledge acquisition skills. By investing in psychoeducational assessment, your student will gain significant awareness about their current cognitive and academic skills.

Psychoeducational assessment provides a thorough understanding of abilities related to verbal comprehension, working memory, processing speed, and more. Academic testing can gauge writing, reading and math skills and can provide insight to which part of these categories there are strengths and weaknesses. It can also be useful to identify any limitations in writing skills as the writing expectations required in many post-secondary institutions can be significantly more advanced than what is being taught at the high school level.

Behavioral testing can identify insight into executive functioning abilities which is important for organization, planning and time management. It can also
identify any underlying anxiety issues that can impact test taking and social capabilities. Equipping students with this knowledge can mitigate the potential for feelings of frustration, shock and overwhelm as they encounter the demands of post-secondary education.

This knowledge can be useful in identifying specifics on how an individual’s learning portfolio may be adapted towards their specific strengths and weaknesses, setting them up for success!

Many employee benefits programs cover the fees for psychoeducational and behavioural testing, easing the worry around cost.

If you would like more information about Psychoeducation assessment for your child, book an initial consultation with Hali at https://stillwaterspsych.janeapp.com
or email hali@stillwaterspsych.com to learn more.

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