Psychology Services for Children

At Compass Psychology, we offer psychology services for children in Calgary. This service includes assessments for learning, ADHD, Autism and giftedness and are available for children ages six and up. These assessments can help parents and teachers understand how to help a particular child with learning, self-regulation and social interactions. Assessments can also help parents and teachers determine what type of educational programming may be the best fit for a child.

Learning

ADHD

Gifted

Autism

Learning

Learning (Psychoeducational) (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. 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. Based on assessment results, recommendations can be made for home, post-secondary and the workplace.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• 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

ADHD

ADHD (approximately 4-6 billable hours)
An assessment for ADHD may be appropriate an adult has ongoing difficulties with meeting their potential due to challenges with focus, concentration, planning, organization, time management, impulsive behavior and/or physical restlessness. 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.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive diagnostic interview
• Report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations

Psychology Services for Children
Giftedness

Giftedness

Intellectual Giftedness (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. Adults may benefit from a giftedness assessment if they are interested in further understanding their cognitive strengths and challenges.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• Intelligence testing
• Academic testing
• Scoring and interpretation of tests
• Report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations

Autism

Autism (approximately 8-10 billable hours)
An assessment for Autism may be beneficial when an individual struggles to interact with others appropriately, has black and white/rigid thinking patterns, sensory sensitivities, and/or strong and unique interests. Adults who have these challenges may benefit from an Autism assessment to gain self-awareness and learn strategies for navigating the social world. A formal diagnosis of Autism may make them eligible for accommodations and supports at post-secondary and in the workplace.

What is included:
• Initial interview
• Review of school records/documents
• Completion of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive diagnostic interviews with client and family members
• Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires and rating scales
• Comprehensive report and feedback meeting to discuss results and recommendations