When an individual has learning problems, it can be very helpful to have a psychoeducational assessment performed by a psychologist.
The usual first step is to speak to the child's school regarding the possibility of seeing a psychologist that works with the schoolboard. This is paid for by the schoolboard, however there are often long waitlists.
Sometimes there are community agencies (such as psychology training programs with a university) that can offer free, or low-cost testing.
The quickest way is to pay privately for a psychologist working in private practice. In Canada, a psychoeducational assessment costs approximately in the $1,000-$2,000 range.
In many cases, a parent's workplace may have a health plan that can pay for at least some of this expense.
If you are having problems finding psychologists in this category, consider just looking directly under psychologists.