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Assessment

Based on the reason for referral and after a brief initial consult, we can determine which type of assessment best suits the needs of your child or teen.

 

Psychoeducational Assessments

Ages 5 to 21

These are comprehensive assessments targeting a range of learning and social-emotional and behavioural needs impacting students at school.  Assessments often include tests of cognitive abilities, memory, language, phonological skills, visual-motor skills, attention, executive functioning, and academic skills, as well as measures of social-emotional and behavioural functioning.

 

These assessments investigate the possibility of Learning Disabilities, ADHD, or other factors that may influence a student’s functioning in the classroom as well as at home.  We will outline various strengths and needs that may be helpful in developing or updating an Individual Education Plan (IEP), if applicable.

Autism & Developmental Assessments

Ages 2 to 21

These assessments are geared toward preschool and school-aged children and youth who present with potential learning delays or atypical social behaviours.  Assessments may involve measures of cognitive abilities, adaptive functioning, as well as social-emotional and behavioural functioning. The ADOS-2 and ADI-R are tools specifically for assessing Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

These assessments investigate the possibility of Autism Spectrum Disorders or Developmental Disabilities.  These results can be used to apply for Developmental Services Ontario and other programs and services, if eligible.

Gifted Assessments

School-aged children and adolescents

Gifted testing is based on the specific eligibility requirements of your school board.  Typically, the General Ability Index (GAI) score or the Full Scale IQ on a standardized test of cognitive abilities is used to determine admission to specialized gifted programs or allow for specialized programming or accommodations for bright learners.

Psychological Assessments

Ages 6 to 21

These are diagnostic assessments for children and youth experiencing significant mental health difficulties.  Presenting issues may include depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, or other issues impacting functioning.

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