Screening for Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Our Learning Disabilities Intake Coordinator is available to screen any student who suspects that an undiagnosed Learning Disability or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder may be interfering with academic performance. Through this process, we will help to determine whether a full assessment is recommended, and we can assist with accessing a psychologist. Note that there is a cost associated with completing a psychoeducational assessment and we can explore options for financial assistance.
If you wish to undergo screening, please visit the front desk of SAS to request a screening package.
Steps in the Process
- Referral for Screening: these blue forms are available from our front desk. When you return it to us, you will be provided with a Screening Package to take home and complete.
- Complete and return the screening package: Please provide as much detail as possible, as well as the LD and ADHD Checklists. Return your complete package, along with the documentation requested, to SAS in the envelope provided and book an appointment to meet with Sarah Birk.
- Screening Consultation: We will review your documentation with you and provide you with a summary that highlights in specific areas of suspected difficulties based upon your answers in the questionnaire and checklists. A recommendation for formal diagnostic assessment for LD and/or ADHD may be made based on this information. We will review referral process and funding options if available.
- If you choose to undergo a full assessment, the psychologist you work with will forward their report to SAS with your permission.
- Once we have received your psychoeducational report, we will book a follow-up appointment to discuss next steps.