Assessments & Diagnosis

Psychological assessments, done by a qualified member of the College of Psychologists (a psychogist or psychological associate), are the way that learning disabilities are diagnosed. Assessments can also provide a lot of useful information about your profile of abilities (your strengths as well as your weak areas) and about ways of helping (strategies and accommodations).

Having an assessment and diagnosis is especially important if you are currently a student (at any level), as schools are obligated to offer accommodations for people diagnosed with LDs. There are ways of accessing assessment for most students, although there can often be long waiting lists.

For adults who are out of school, getting an affordable assessment can be more of a problem. Psychologists in private practice are not covered under OHIP, although most group medical plans will cover some part of the fee, with a doctor’s referral. Employee Assistance Programs can be helpful as well. If you are interested in finding out about your options for getting an assessment, you could contact one of the local chapters of LDAO, or the provincial office.

 

 

About LDAS

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all individuals with Learning Disabilities in reaching their potential, within a community that values their unique contributions and abilities.

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June 29, 2021

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is once again partnering with Cambrian College to offer Let’s Talk Science. A link to attend the sessions will be sent to you by email once registered. You will also receive a full kit of the supplies needed to take part in the experiments. Make your Own Green House, Find out more!


June 24, 2021

Play Attention’s Virtual Summer Camp includes a 2 week Brain Boost Challenge. Starting July 12th you will receive weekly brain-boosting activities that will encourage you to explore, imagine, create, learn and maybe even giggle! New activities will be posted each week. You pick and choose the activities you want to complete and when you want Find out more!


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