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PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS

Quality psychoeducational evaluations that identify your child's strengths and challenges and provide evidence-based recommendations.

The purpose of the comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation is to provide the parent, student, and staff working with the student with an understanding of the student’s strengths and challenges. The goal is to provide parents, students, and educators with strategies to promote student learning and achievement, and for the student to develop a positive view of the self as a competent learner. The basic premise is that all students can learn, and that the purpose of the comprehensive evaluation is to guide instructional practices to maximize student learning.

Our evaluations use data from a variety of sources, and data collected at multiple times. The parent, student, educators, and evaluators all provide multiple sources of data. This evaluation is idiographic, a study of the individual as unique. Multiple data points collected over time in response to an intervention implemented to increase student achievement is an example of idiographic data. This evaluation also uses nomothetic data, examining the student’s responses in comparison to other students in the same population. The goal is understanding the student, rather than diagnosing the student.