A psychoeducational assessment is an in-depth standardized assessment of identifying how the brain processes a variety of information impacting one's educational abilities. A learning difference may present academically in the areas of reading (e.g., word decoding, reading comprehension), writing (e.g., spelling, written expression), or mathematical reasoning (e.g., calculations or math fact retrieval). Individuals with learning challenges can have co-existing difficulties as well such as attention, behavioral, and/or social-emotional differences. Individuals who also have other medical or neurological conditions may be at higher risk for learning difficulties. A comprehensive evaluation is an appropriate step in understanding the individual’s abilities in these academic domains.
An assessment will help the individual understand what they will require to access the curriculum and have the necessary systems in place so they are not placed at a disadvantage and can demonstrate their true capabilities. These difficulties may be due to: