Specific Learning Disability Assessment

For SLD Diagnosis

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Assessment of Learning Disability

Are you concerned about your child’s academic performance? STG Health Services Inc provides comprehensive learning disability assessments in Saskatchewan to individuals with suspected learning disabilities. We use a variety of assessment tools and techniques to determine specific learning disorders.

At STG Health Services Inc., we take learning assessments extremely seriously. Assessments are always done through a multidisciplinary lens. Some of the SLD assessment team members have more than 20 years of experience in determining specific learning disabilities through the neuropsychological and orthodidactical lens.

Before an intake happens, caregivers obtain records from the school concerning the following information:

  • Attendance from the last 3 to 4 years;
  • Any school assessment information about reading, writing/spelling, and math. If available, include standardized achievement scores.
  • Any school information about interventions (duration, length, remediation method, content, progress records).

The following information is required prior to the intake session:

  • Completion of biological, psychological, and social intake form.

All the requested information needs to be provided before the intake session. During the intake session (90 minutes), the analysis of background information will be provided. Additional clarifying questions will be asked depending on the situation. Then, your child will be asked to complete three tasks online with the examiner, using an official standardized assessment.

If determined beneficial, a recommendation to move to phase two will be discussed.

Depending on the specific learning difficulties (domains: reading, spelling/writing, or math), further assessment through the neuropsychological lens is done with your child.

The contact time during phase 2 is between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the level of development of your child's learning achievement. If assessment of more than one learning domain is required, an additional 2 to 4 hours will be slotted (not on the same day).

If determined that additional assessment is required, caregivers are informed right after the orthodidactic assessment is completed.

If no additional assessment is requires, a written summary note will be provided within 10 days after the assessment took place. 

In Phase 3, cognitive assessment is performed to determine if any determined weaknesses in the learning domain can be best explained by impaired cognitive processing. The question that needs to be answered is: which cognitive processing are the cause of the learning difficulties?

Depending on the types of assessment that need to be done, the duration of phase 3 is between 4 to 6 hours.

During phase 4, the various specialists collaborate about the test findings. Only after consensus will a multidisciplinary report be constructed. Then, caregivers will be invited for a debrief.

When requested, the STG assessment team can construct a detailed intervention plan for your child. Depending on the findings, these interventions can focus on remediating strategies, compensating strategies, or a combination. 

Learning Assessment Fees

At STG Health Services, assessment is done in phases to prevent unneeded assessment and cost. Please contact STG to determine the cost for the service you are looking for.

STG Health Services Professionals

None of us is as smart as all of us.

That’s right. Although each of us is extremely passionate about their professional field, it is the power of collaboration that helps connect the dots when things get difficult. With STG you have a team of professionals working with you rather than one individual professional.