Psychoeducational (PE) Assessments at Springboard

Our PE process includes a comprehensive review of cognitive and academic skills, symptoms of inattention, an evaluation of an individual’s mental health status, a medical review with a specialized physician and a comprehensive written report.

It offers an opportunity for you to:

  • Better understand how your brain works - identify your cognitive abilities, achievement potential, executive functioning, memory, phonological processing and visual motor abilities
  • Take the time to share and learn more about your individual strengths - including your passions and motivators, aka “the stuff that makes you tick!”
  • Find answers and clarity about your struggles - identify and explore areas that are particularly tough or frustrating for you
  • Share your story with our specialist team - physician (psychiatrist/pediatrician), clinical psychologist and coach/therapist

Who would benefit from a PE assessment?

We approach PEs from a “self-knowledge is power” perspective. We believe the more you know about how your brain works, the more strategic you can be in career, academic and personal planning. It is not a “one size fits all” process; instead we work alongside you to find the “real you”. To that end, we believe the PE process can be helpful for anyone looking for answers about how they think and learn.

Maybe you are struggling with feelings of low motivation or symptoms of perfectionism, or you feel like despite a lot of effort, you aren’t meeting your potential in certain areas of your work/school tasks. Perhaps feelings of sadness or frustration are getting in the way of your ability to succeed. No matter your reason for going through this process, we listen, collaborate with you and each other, and work to set you up with ongoing strategic support.

What does the PE process look like?

Our PE assessment includes 3 separate appointments of approximately 3 hours each. During these sessions, you will participate in psychological testing (academic and cognitive), clinical interviews with our medical and psychology team, and you will also complete individual questionnaires.

We work to make sessions engaging and thought-provoking so that the process itself can be an illuminating experience for you. We also are able to offer energy breaks, time to regroup and/or accommodate for any particular learning or mental health needs throughout our time together. In some cases, we need to book more than the allotted time to finish the testing; in other cases, we are done sooner than expected.

After you finish the testing appointments, we collaborate as a team (physician, clinical psychologist/ associate and coach/therapist) to put together a full-scale report. Approximately 4-6 weeks following the last testing date you will meet with our psychologist for a ‘results/feedback’ session. During that meeting our psychologist will present the results and recommendations for your collaborative discussion and open dialogue.

Upon your approval, the feedback report will be finalized and can be shared with those you wish to have be informed of the findings and your next steps. This user-friendly and comprehensive report can be shared with educational settings in order to set students up with accommodations, mental health support and any other relevant aids for learning.

All ages (6+ years): $3,600

Gifted Testing

When giftedness and ADHD occur together, both the gifts and the ADHD can at times be masked. This partial psychoeducational assessment can play a crucial role in academic planning, as well as understanding an individual’s full learning potential.

Child / Student (6-17 years): $900

Pre-School Assessments

A focus on providing early intervention, school planning and parent support, rather than a diagnosis or label for children between the ages of 2 1⁄2 years to 6 years old.

Many doctors and psychologists refuse to assess children before the age of 5 or 6. And they have good reason. ADHD is a developmental disorder, so when a child is still in preschool or kindergarten, they still have lots of time to grow and develop. Labeling a child too early could create unnecessary worry for parents and there is always the concern that the child’s self-esteem may be impacted. However, preventative planning and support can be extremely impactful.

Our Preschool Assessment provides parents with the opportunity for early intervention, which we believe can be powerful for children and their parents, caregivers and educators. With that said, we approach assessments for children under 6-years-old with a flexible lens. We aim to identify strengths and challenges rather than identify a diagnosis in order to equip parents with information and recommendations that allow them to make more informed decisions about their child’s academic future and to put in place family support.

The Preschool Assessment includes three separate appointments of 3-hour testing blocks and takes approximately 4-6 weeks for a completed report. Please note these are estimates, as we will adjust our assessment with respect for the child’s need for breaks.

It is important to note that we do not diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and do not complete an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) evaluation. For any individuals concerned about possible ASD, we recommend doing an assessment with a clinic that specializes in ASD specifically.

Pre-school age children (2 ½ - 6 years): $3,600