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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April 27, 2021

Kevin Cameron will speak via Zoom to protocol partners, parents, & community members on June 2, 2021. Kevin will give an overview of TES and VTRA to the community at large, which will support our efforts to build understanding and capacity for both VTRA and TES. Wednesday, June 2, 2021 @ 6:30pm Zoom: bit.ly/safeschoolsandvtra ID: Find out more!


April 19, 2021

Medical Expenses and Learning Disabilities for the 2020 taxation year. There are a number of services that it may be possible to claim as medical expenses on income tax, either by an individual with learning disabilities or a family member on behalf of an individual with learning disabilities. You can claim eligible medical expenses paid Find out more!


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