Taking the step to get yourself or your child assessed is an important part of the process to help those with LDs reach their full potential. LDANL is always willing to speak to individuals about the assessment process so please feel free to call the office for more information. With that in mind we have included some information below on the assessment process.
In Newfoundland and Labrador there are two main areas for assessment, within the K-12 School System and through private practice with a registered psychologist who is qualified to carry out comprehensive assessments.
K-12 School System
Assessments area carried out in the K-12 school system by qualified guidance counselors and/or district educational psychologists. The first step in the process is to meet with your classroom teacher and/or guidance counselor to discuss the referral process that may lead to the completion of the comprehensive assessment. Guidelines for the assessment process can be found using the link below.
Individuals can seek to obtain assessments from private practice conducted by a registered psychologist who is qualified to carry out educational assessments. There is a fee associated with private assessments and we encourage individuals with health insurance to check to see if their plan covers the assessment. LDANL does not recommend any particular private practice but you can find a excellent resource from the Association of Psychology Newfoundland and Labrador through the link below that will help you find a suitable assessor in your area of the province.