Psychology Services for Post Secondary Students

 

At Compass Psychology, we offer complete psychology services for post-secondary students in Calgary. These assessments for post-secondary can be beneficial for ensuring the student’s academic and social success. Youth who have already been identified as having learning differences may benefit from an updated assessment upon entering post-secondary. Some students have not had a formal diagnosis of a disability, but enter post-secondary and realize that they are struggling to keep up. An assessment can help clarify the student’s strengths and challenges. Based on assessment results, recommendations are made to support academic and social success. With a formal diagnosis of a disability, a post-secondary student may be eligible for supports and accommodations at school.

Learning

ADHD

Autism

Learning

Learning (Psychoeducational assessment) (approximately 10-12 billable hours)
Learning assessments help post secondary students identify why they may have difficulty learning, remembering, and/or retaining information. If an student has challenges with reading, writing and/or math and does not know why, assessing for a possible learning disability may be helpful in determining the root of the problem. Learning assessments for post secondary students can help improve self-awareness about their unique learning needs and may grant them access to accommodations and supports at college or university and/or in the workplace.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales Intelligence testing
• Academic testing
• Additional testing to explore information processing challenges
• Scoring and interpretation of tests
• Comprehensive report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations

ADHD

ADHD (approximately 4-6 billable hours)
An assessment for ADHD may be appropriate if a post secondary student has ongoing difficulties with meeting their potential due to challenges with focus, concentration, planning, organization, time management, impulsive behavior and/or physical restlessness. Students may benefit from an ADHD assessment if they find they never have enough time to complete their to-do lists, often run late, are forgetful, have difficulty sticking with important tedious/boring tasks, and/or struggle with managing money and strong emotions. ADHD assessments for university and college students can help improve self-awareness about their attention challenges and may grant them access to accommodations and supports at post-secondary and/or in the workplace.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive diagnostic interview
• Report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations

Psychology Services for Children

Autism

Autism (approximately 8-10 billable hours)
An assessment for Autism may be beneficial when an individual struggles to interact with others appropriately, has black and white/rigid thinking patterns, sensory sensitivities, and/or strong and unique interests. Post Secondary students who have these challenges may benefit from an Autism assessment to gain self-awareness and learn strategies for navigating the social world. For college and university students, a formal diagnosis of Autism may make them eligible for accommodations and supports at post-secondary and in the workplace.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive diagnostic interviews with the client and family members
• Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations