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PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT FUNDING & FOLLOW-UP SUPPORTS

Glowing Hearts Charity supports grade 2-5 children in low-income households in Simcoe County get the psychoeducational assessments they need, and works to have needs identified through the assessment addressed through counselling, tutoring, and behaviour support.

The number of assessments completed each year will vary and will be dependent on funding. At this time we do not have a set income cut-off as factors such as the number of dependents and number of adults in the home will impact household needs, however as a rough guideline, household incomes being approved are under $50,000. We prioritize students based on income and educational need/potential impact.

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WHY PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS?

 

A psychoeducational assessment is a comprehensive assessment focused on the factors that affect a child’s functioning. The assessment identifies a child’s strengths and needs related to intellectual and academic functioning, as well as emotional and behavioural needs that may be contributing to their challenges.

Learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, and depression impact a student’s performance, behaviour, mental health and wellbeing. When undiagnosed, the ripple effects include an increased risk for unemployment, addiction, substance abuse, mental health disorders, and a life in poverty. Glowing Hearts wants to prevent this. 

The earlier a child receives a psychoeducational assessment, the earlier insights and findings can be used to support a child’s learning, to help ensure that they develop to their full potential and before unaddressed needs lead to bigger challenges, gaps in learning, as well as mental health and behavioural concerns. Early identification and intervention is vital to creating lasting change that will impact a child for life.

With a formal diagnosis, a child can get the help needed to reduce barriers to learning and improve their learning potential in school and beyond.

For those with children and youth who are First Nations, please investigate Jordan's Principle to access coverage for services like psychoeducational assessments and tutoring.

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