LEAP (Academic) Assessment

This assessment is a helpful way of identifying academic needs and changes. It is well suited to clients who are seeking assessment follow up with specific concerns around learning.

LEAP (Academic) Assessment

The Learning Education Assessment Program (LEAP) is designed for clients who have received a psycho-educational assessment with Compass Clinic. This assessment updates the academic portion of testing from the psycho-educational assessment to review school progress and to provide recommendations. This assessment is a helpful way of identifying academic needs and changes. It is well suited to clients who are seeking assessment follow up with specific concerns around learning. 

How is the assessment structured?

The LEAP assessment includes a session with the psychologist to review how the child has been functioning since their original psycho-educational assessment. During this time, the child will participate in academic testing with the psychometrist which takes approximately 1.5 – 2 hours. Following the assessment, there will be a feedback for parents to review assessment results and recommendations.

How often/when can I seek this kind of assessment for my child?

This looks different for every family, but our general recommendation is to consider an academic assessment approximately one year following the psycho-educational assessment. Some families choose to do these assessments yearly, as part of an academic check-up. We don’t complete these assessments more frequently than once a year for a child.

What is the difference between an academic assessment and a psycho-educational assessment?

A psycho-educational assessment examines cognitive, academic, social and behavioural functioning. This assessment can be completed every two years, although not all families update their child’s psycho-educational assessment that frequently. The academic assessment focus on updating learning and school needs.

Can I have my child complete a LEAP assessment instead of a psycho-educational assessment?

This assessment is not meant to be a substitution for a psycho-educational assessment. It is important that clients completing a LEAP assessment have a full psycho-educational assessment first.

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