LEARNING ASSESSMENTS. These assessments are used to provide an understanding of learning (including intellectual ability), as it applies to school, home or work environments. These assessments are also referred to as psycho-educational assessments. 

  • INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES ASSESSMENTS: By assessing cognitive abilities (I.Q.), this type of assessment is often used for a school’s admission process when considering a child as a potential fit for a program or specialty school (e.g., Gifted, or Highly Gifted & Talented). This single assessment can also be conducted to provide a general understanding of how a child or adult processes and reasons with information. This type of assessment can be conducted for individuals across the age range. 
  • PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS: This type of evaluation utilizes assessments in cognitive areas (including intellectual ability, I.Q.) and academic achievement. By comparing potential to actual achievement (among other methods of analysis), information is gained regarding an individual's own learning style. This procedure is the foundation of what is often used for understanding learning difficulties (e.g., learning disabilities) as well as general preferences (i.e., strengths and weaknesses), which assists in seeking and providing an academic setting that best fits an individual's needs. If indicated, a diagnosis is provided along with accommodations to help support academic success. This type of assessment can be conducted for individuals across the age range. 

Through a partnership with Front Range Educational Consulting, Birch Psychology can provide the above assessment services in collaboration with an educational consultant that will facilitate the process of school placement, and accommodations through advocacy and consultation. Learn more