ASSESSMENTS

Learning Assessments: approximately 10-12 billable hours:

Learning assessments help clients identify why they may have difficulty learning, remembering and retaining information. If a client has challenges with reading, writing and/or math and does not know why assessing for a possible learning disability may be helpful in determining the root of the problem and how it can be managed. Psychology assessment for children can help parents and teachers better support them at home and in the classroom. Learning assessments for adults can help improve self-awareness about their unique learning needs and may grant them access to accommodations and supports at post-secondary and/or in the workplace if a formal diagnosis can be made.

What is included:

  • Initial interview
  • Review of school records/documents
  • Completion of questionnaires and rating scales (parents and teachers)
  • Intelligence testing
  • Academic testing
  • Additional testing to explore information processing challenges
  • Scoring and interpretation of tests
  • Comprehensive report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations
Psychoeducational Assessment
ADHD

ADHD

ADHD Assessments: approximately 4-6 billable hours:

A psychology assessment for ADHD may be appropriate if a youth or adult has ongoing difficulties with meeting their potential due to challenges with focus, concentration, planning, organization, time management, impulsive behavior and/or physical restlessness. Some children may require an assessment for ADHD if they struggle to follow instructions in the classroom, work independently and produce work that accurately reflects their true abilities. Adults may benefit from an ADHD assessment if they find they never have enough time to complete their to-do lists, often run late, are forgetful, have difficulty sticking with important tedious/boring tasks, and/or struggle with managing money and strong emotions. ADHD assessments for adults can help improve self-awareness about their attention challenges and may grant them access to accommodations and supports at post-secondary and/or in the workplace, if a formal diagnosis can be made.

What is included:

  • Initial interview
  • Review of school records/documents
  • Completion of questionnaires and rating scales (parents and teachers)
  • Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
  • Comprehensive diagnostic interview
  • Report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations

AUTISM

Autism Assessment: approximately 8-10 billable hours

A psychology assessment for Autism may be beneficial when an individual struggles to interact with others appropriately, has black and white thinking patterns, sensory sensitivities, and/or strong and unique interests. Some children may benefit from an assessment for Autism if they have difficulty following the agenda of their parents and teachers, making and maintaining friendships, being flexible in their thinking, and managing sensory input. Adults who have these challenges may also benefit from an Autism assessment to gain self-awareness and learn strategies for navigating the social world. For children and adults, a formal diagnosis of Autism may make them eligible for accommodations and supports at school and in the workplace.

What is included:

  • Initial interview
  • Review of school records/documents
  • Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
  • Comprehensive diagnostic interview with parents
  • Play-based interview with child
  • Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
  • Comprehensive report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations
Educational Assessment

GIFTEDNESS

Intellectual Giftedness Assessment: approximately 8-10 billable hours

Sometimes individuals present with thinking and reasoning abilities that are far beyond those of their typical peers. While giftedness is not a disability, it is a unique learning profile that should be understood and supported with the same thoughtfulness that a learning disability would be supported. Children may benefit from a giftedness assessment by opening the door to options for educational programming that will provide enrichment for their strong intellectual abilities.

What is included:

  • Initial interview
  • Review of school records/documents
  • Completion of questionnaires and rating scales (parents and teachers)
  • Intelligence testing
  • Academic testing
  • Scoring and interpretation of tests
  • Report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations