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. (Select this link for LDAO Recommended Practices for Assessment, Diagnosis & Documentation of LDs- PDF Document)

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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October 19, 2017

Hope Mackewn a student from MacLeod Public School received a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Brian Bigger prior to Tuesday’s council meeting.  Hope disclosed that she is a student with a learning disability and calls on others to offer their support to people with learning disabilities in our community.  Hope is pictured here with Mayor Brian Bigger, Find out more!


October 12, 2017

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury’s flag was raised this month at James Jerome complex. Deputy Mayor Joscelyne Landry-Altmann was on hand to officially mark October as Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in Greater Sudbury. Immediately following the flag raising event, students from MacLeod Public School planted 2,000 small flags representing the total number of students Find out more!


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