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Understand how you learn.

Education Advantage offers academic assessments, ADHD and Anxiety Screening and strategies that can help for children, youth and adults.

Meet Leigh & Joyce

Education Specialists. Learning Strategists.

Joyce E. Kennedy, PhD, CTD

J. Leigh Gillis, MEd

We are a mother, daughter team with many years of combined experience in education, teaching, conducting assessments and developing learning strategies.   


As experienced educators, our strongest value is helping people develop knowledge about their strengths and gaining the confidence that comes with knowing how they learn best – why some things are hard and others are easy.  Our assessments will empower you with the information you need for academic and personal success.  ​

We are members of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA)

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Our Expertise

ADHD Screening

Academic Assessments

Neuro-diversity is real.

The concept of neuro-diversity covers a wide range of differences. One of these differences that can greatly impact an individual’s everyday functioning, personal self management and even learning is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). 

Brown (2017) identifies six clusters of skills related to organization and self-management that significantly impact function.


At Education Advantage we offer a standardized ADHD Screening based on DSM-V symptoms of ADHD in relation to these six clusters.  Our screening will give you a place to begin on your journey of discovery.  The result will provide you with clear information that you can use to decide if further clinical diagnostic work is necessary.  

Our primary goal is to provide you with a starting point, and potentially, strategies to positively impact your life.

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The Journey Towards Healthy Functioning Begins on the Path of Understanding. Begin Your Journey Today.

"Education advantage gave me affirmation for everything I had been wondering about and struggling with. Leigh and Joyce were lovely, so easy to talk to and share with. They took all my concerns seriously and handled everything professionally".


The Assessment gave us peace of mind. We wanted an assessment for our daughter. Education Advantage gave us great strategies to help her address her academic weaknesses over the summer. She is now a thriving and happy student. 

- Kerry & Peter

“The assessment allowed me to understand the areas I struggle with most, and provided a specific tool/technique that I could implement immediately to address my specific need.  I'd highly recommend this process to anyone looking for more clarity.”

- Julie

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