PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT SERVICES
What is a Psychoeducational Assessment?
A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive evaluation process
that measures a student’s cognitive/intellectual abilities (verbal skills,
problem solving abilities, attention and memory), achievement/academic
skills in several subject areas (reading, writing, and math) as well as
their social, behavioral, and emotional functioning. It allows us to
understand a student’s areas of strength and weakness, so we can help
them build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses.
This process includes interviews with the child (or teen), parents, and
sometimes teachers, one-on-one testing sessions, and observations.
Once the assessment is complete, we provide a detailed report explaining
the child’s student’s abilities and needs. We also provide
recommendations including interventions based on the unique skills and
needs of the student. If necessary, we help the parents and/or student
connect with other services such as speech therapy and psychotherapy.
For many students, getting a psychoeducational assessment and
understanding why they are having difficulties at school is a big step
toward not only clarifying their specific problems, but also accessing
timely interventions and support programs to help them thrive in school
and in life. Our psychologists have extensive training and experience in
assessments using most up-to-date assessment tools and provide
comprehensive assessment reports. In addition, they consider the role of
cultural and social factors when assessing students’ concerns.
We provide psychoeducational assessments for the following
- Cognitive/ intellectual functioning (IQ Assessment)
- Academic difficulties such as Specific Learning Disorder (Dyslexia,Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia)
- Developmental Delay
- Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Emotional and behavioral problems that affect school performance (depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem)
- Skills related to school performance such as visual scanning, motor coordination, sensory integration, and executive functioning skills including working memory, organization/planning, and emotional control
MEET The TEAM
Andrea Al Adwani
is a counseling psychologist with extensive training and experience in Educational Psychology. She provides assessments for Child Development, IQ, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and screening for related disorders such as Visual Motor coordination delays, Motor Coordination, Autism Spectrum, and Sensory Integration challenges that can impact a child’s behavior at home and at school. Andrea assesses children and teens ages 2 and up.
Dr. Saliha Kozan
is a U.S.-trained and licensed psychologist with a background in cognitive, neuro-psychological, and psychodiagnostic assessments. She also has experience in comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for children and teens. Dr. Saliha provides assessments and consultation for attention, learning, memory, emotional, and behavioral challenges including Specific Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia) and ADHD. She assesses elementary through university students.
is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has a background in working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital with experience in assessments of personality, neuro-psychological assessment, and cognitive assessments for adults and children. He also has extensive experience in conducting psycho-educational assessments for conditions such as learning difficulties, ADHD and dyslexia. Kurt assesses children 6 years upwards and adults.
Who Would Need a Psychoeducational Assessment?
If your child (or student) continues to struggle significantly in certain
school subjects despite getting additional support, it might be very helpful
to seek out a psychoeducational assessment. Other signs that a schoolaged child, teen, or a university student would benefit from this assessment include:
- Losing interest in school or schoolwork in general
- Believing that they are “bad at school”
- Disruptive and impulsive behaviors interfering with school success and social relationships
- Problems paying attention in classes
- Difficulty following through and completing assignments
- Reading, but not understanding what was read
- Struggling to complete reading or writing assignments
- Getting frustrated trying to finish tests on time
- Getting distracted while working on assignments or papers
- Frequently losing belongings (notebook, pen, or pencil)
- Spending too much time to organize and write papers
- Failing to learn basic academic, social, or behavioral skills that are expected from them based on their age (declining grades in school)
- Experiencing anxiety and/or depression related to school performance
- Inconsistency between high grades in school and low scores on standardized tests Step-by-Step Psychoeducational Assessment Process at CERC/FSHN
- Booking an initial consultation session with a psychologist
- 50-minute consultation with the child/student and parents. If the student is a university student (18 years old or older), parents do not have to be in this meeting.
- 2-3 individual assessment sessions with the student. Each session takes about 2-3 hours.
- Test scoring, interpretation, and report writing by the psychologist. Reports are usually completed within 2-3 weeks following the final individual assessment session.
- Feedback session with the child/student and parents to discuss results of the assessment, such as the diagnosis, strengths, and difficulties of the child/student, and recommendations for interventions based on the child’s needs and strengths.
For Children and Teens (ages 2 to 17):
Children’s Evaluation and
Rehabilitation Center (CERC)
Beirut Street, Hawally, Kuwait
Phone: +965 2205-2877
For Adults (ages 18 and up):
Fawzia Sultan Healthcare Network (FSHN)
Amaia Residence, Block 9
Building 7, Baghdad St.
Phone: +965 2572-0338