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Why should I have an assessment?
Because knowledge is power!

 

Assessments are tools to help determine the strengths and needs of the student and provide a road map for the future. An assessment may consist of observation, informal and/or standardized individual testing, formalized into a written analysis.

When we first booked to see Trix, our 8 year old son was quite anxious about the meeting but when he saw Trix show up on a bike he jumped out of the car to meet this really cool lady. The fact that she played fun games with him and had Lego in her office made him want to go back for his second appointment. Trix has a very calming approach which was tremendously helpful both for us as overwhelmed parents as well as our son.       — Ruth (Parent)

Our testing services include:

  • Achievement Testing
      • Standardized academic tests i.e. Woodcock Johnson, Ekwall
      • Individual; Grade K-12
      • Appropriate for home education annual evaluations, gifted students, etc.
      • 1-2 hrs
      • Follow-up consultation
  • Auditory Processing Scan
      • Determines if testing by an audiologist for Central Auditory Processing is warranted
      • 30-60 minutes
  • Educational Assessment
      • Individual; Age 6-16
      • Determines the strengths and weaknesses of the student, their learning potential, current academic levels
      • Considers underlying factors affecting performance such as auditory and visual skills
      • Recommendations are highlighted to address the underlying challenges
      • 3-4 hours
      • Written report with follow-up consultation
  • Psycho-Educational Assessment
      • Individual; Age 6-16
      • Determines the strengths and weaknesses of the student, learning potential and current academic levels
      • Considers underlying factors affecting performance such as auditory and visual perceptual skills
      • Includes a personality test and possibly a screening for auditory processing difficulties
      • Diagnoses are made if applicable. (Diagnoses are helpful if the student requires accommodations and/or modifications in the school system and also allows an IPRC committee to determine the category of learning disabilities to determine placement.)
      • Invoices and report are signed by a certified psychologist and are therefore eligible for insurance refunds
      • Recommendations are highlighted to address the underlying challenges
      • 5+ hours (dependent on student’s processing speed)
      • Written report and follow-up consultation

We, at NILD Canada, are so grateful for all that Trix Bradley has done for struggling students in the past 25 years! As a tester, Trix covers many angles and carefully considers the students’ abilities and needs. Her psycho-educational assessments are thorough and extremely informative for parents, teachers and our NILD Educational Therapists.
Mary-Lou Maclean, Executive Director, NILD Canada

Contact us today to set up your assessment appointment.