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)

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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 19, 2019

All Aboard the Journey To Success The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is pleased to announce the launch of our Journey To Success Adventure Day. This one-day session will help prepare students for the coming school year, by discovering their learning potential in the following ways: Develop a learning profile to promote self-awareness Learn how Find out more!


May 23, 2019

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury will be hosting its Fourth Annual Fundraising Awards Dinner on November 12th, 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Sudbury. We will be honouring seven outstanding Sudburians who have greatly contributed to the learning disabilities community. If you wish to nominate an individual for one of our seven awards, please Find out more!


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