Some tips if you are unsure about getting an educational psychologist assessment
Lots of parents of children might have concerns over whether their child should be assessed or an adult may have concerns about going for an assessment.
Generally, if a parent has concerns about their child’s educational progression, it is best to then to seek an assessment as early intervention is the best method.
In the child’s case, a child in the Irish educational system can be assessed privately or through the public system. Private assessments allow you to pick the person that you think is suitable to carry out your assessment however, it must be privately funded.
The educational system also offers assessment however, there is a lengthy waiting list, often taking up to two years for your child to be assessed. Furthermore, the reports tend to be not as detailed as private reports.
Adult assessments are mainly carried out on a private basics however, if the person is in third level education, they may be offered an assessment through their college.
If you are unsure about under taking an assessment, I would recommend doing some research in order to determine if there is merit is seeking an assessment. I would suggest looking at this article to learn more- Psychological Assessment of Adults.