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What is the difference between psycho educational testing and psychological testing?



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Psycho-educational testing is a subset of psychological testing. Psychological testing may include assessment of intellectual functioning, achievement, learning disorders, personality, vocational aptitude and interest, and behaviors associated with neurological impairment. Usually, psycho-educational testing is an assessment that is focused on educational performance and that includes tests that measure intellectual functioning, perceptual-motor development, academic achievement, and personality screening with the goal of determining if the student has a learning disability and/or qualifies for special education services. This type of testing is provided by the public school system and also by private psychologists and, in some states, other mental health professionals, such as licensed professional counselors.