Psycho-educational evaluations are conducted for students who are struggling in school. They are used to identify and diagnose learning disabilities. Such as Dyslexia or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD). The evaluation also provides important information about strengths and weaknesses of an individual’s learning style. This information is then used as a guide for making recommendations. About which teaching, remediation, and compensatory strategies will be most effective for a student.
Psycho-educational Evaluations & Testing
Psycho-educational evaluations are also used to determine if an individual is eligible for receiving special accommodations during standardized testing. Including the SATs, ACTs, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. The use of psychological tests requires years of training that involves not only learning how to administer the tests, but also how to incorporate all the information from a variety of tests, background information, and interviews, with the clinical knowledge of theories, of research, of the nature of psychological problems, of personality styles, and of human development. Psychologists are the only mental health professionals who are fully trained and qualified to use psychological tests. It is the professional gathering and integration of all this material about a person that is the process of a psychological evaluation.