ADHD Assessment

Helping Children & Parents in Alberta

Assessments for ADHD is critical to understand the child’s strengths and how attention affects learning.

Our assessments highlight strengths identify effective interventions to support student success in school and in life. The bottom-line: proper identification is essential in promoting positive outcomes for students academically, socially, and emotionally.
 
Kids with ADHD are often inconsistent, able to do great in one situation and not so well in others. Therefore, information must be obtained from adults who know the child in different settings, such as parents and teachers or other caregivers. Any assessment for ADHD must also evaluate the child’s behavioural, emotional, and social functioning; as well as their strengths, learning needs, and executive functions. 

Comprehensive assessments must be conducted to understand the nature of the child’s ADHD and when the ADHD is helpful for the child or a hindrance.

Learn More About Our Clinicians Who Provide ADHD Assessments

Dr. Caroline Buzanko, Children Assessments, Calgary

Dr. Caroline Buzanko

Dr. Buzanko helps parents and teachers understand kids’ strengths, areas of challenge, and how to best support them. She figures out what makes learning easy for kids and strategies to optimize learning. 

Sally Li, Calgary Assessments

Sally Li, M.Ed., R. Psych

Sally recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with families, teachers, and the community to address the needs of all children and to help promote overall growth and success.

Danielle Lefebvre, Calgary Psychologists

Danielle Lefebvre

Danielle is a graduate practicum student and  provides psychoeducational assessments for children, teens, and adults in cognitive, academic, and social-emotional domains. 

Fiona

Fiona

Fiona is completing an internship at Koru Psychology as part of her graduate degree. She is passionate about supporting school and home environments that facilitate positive mental health, skill development and overall well-being.

A thorough assessment often entails:

Does my child need a psychoeducational assessment?

Every child is different in terms of their needs and abilities, but here are some of the signs that your child may need a psychoeducational assessment:
  • If your child consistently studies hard but the marks don’t reflect his/her effort
  • If your child is clearly intelligent but, because of procrastination and poor planning skills, cannot deliver their homework or assignments on time
  • If your child’s teacher notes in his/her report card that they need to pay more attention or stay more focused in class
  • If your child presents with any behavioural or emotional problems related to school or home
  • If your child consistently doesn’t want or doesn’t like to go to school
  • If your child’s marks are good in all areas except one or two, such as Math or English
  • If you think your child would benefit from school accommodations
Psychoeducational Assessments, Calgary