caring, non-judgemental & accepting


We are committed to helping you gain a clear understanding of your learning profile and provide support for your educational goals.

We offer a full range of assessment services for children, adolescents and adults. These comprehensive assessments help pinpoint areas of strength and areas needing support that are unique to each individual. Assessments can identify developmental, learning, or attention-related disorders as well as giftedness. 

All assessments include:

At the completion of an assessment you will be provided with a comprehensive report identifying learning strategies and recommendations specific to your learning style that will help you conquer the barriers to learning.

Lesley Sugden, M.A.

registered psychologist

Lesley has been a registered psychologist for over 15 years. During this time, she has developed significant expertise working within the education settings in Alberta, administering a variety of assessments such as:

Assessments for Children, Adolescent & Adults

Gifted Assessment

Giftedness is defined as “exceptional potential and/or performance across a wide range of abilities in one or more of the following areas:”

Giftedness occurs within 2% of the population. This assessment looks at an individual’s cognitive ability and achievement level. It is possible for a gifted individual to also have a learning disorder, often manifested by frustration and behavioural issues in school – this type of assessment will reveal if this is an issue.

Assessment Fee

Common Questions

Giftedness may manifest in different ways in children – some children may demonstrate many of the common characteristics, while some children may only show a few. A professional assessment is the best way to confirm if a child is indeed gifted. 

If you see some traits or characteristics that suggest your child may be gifted, talk to your child’s teacher – let them know about your observations and ask what the teacher observes in the classroom. If the teacher agrees that your child might be gifted, you may wish to discuss further testing to help confirm this.

It is not uncommon for parents and teachers to have differing opinions. Teachers do not often receive any formal training about giftedness. You have the right to request additional testing.


This assessment is for parents seeking testing to meet the applications to Westmount Charter School. Only a test of intellectual functioning is required as part of the application process.

Assessment Fee

Common Questions

Individual IQ tests provide the best information when making important
programming decisions for gifted students. This test provides the
opportunity for skilled observation, by a qualified psychologist, in a controlled situation with exposure to stimulating materials. 

Yes, often this cost is covered by health insurance providers. Please check your family’s personal health insurance plan or ask your carrier’s advisor. Some plans cover part or all of a psychological assessment.

psychoeducational assessment

We provide a learning profile specific to the individual that may result in a diagnosis such as a learning disorder, intellectual disorder (PDD), or ADHD/ADD. This assessment is for individuals who:

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Please note

This is for a typical 10-hour assessment. *If more testing is suggested in consultation with you, the cost may increase.

ADHD/ADD assessment

This is a targeted assessment looking at the criteria for meeting the diagnostic criteria for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or Attention Deficit Disorder. We all have moments of struggling with attention, being easily distracted and poor concentration. These domains are impacted by numerous factors:

If these issues significantly impact your daily functioning in different areas in your life, you may have ADHD/ADD and benefit from targeted intervention and strategies to address the impact they have on your school and/or work.

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