Assessments for children

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The purpose of an assessment is to identify your child’s areas of strength and weakness and to provide specific recommendations around what supports they might need.  

 

Assessments may include interviews with parents and other stakeholders, meeting your child and asking them questions, playing and completing specific tasks with your child, observations of your child at home or school, consulting with your child’s teacher and/or asking you and other stakeholders to complete questionnaires about your child. 

We use gold standard diagnostic assessments and provide detailed reports with thorough recommendations to schools, parents and other treatment providers.

Developmental disorders

Our psychologists provide gold standard diagnostic assessments for a variety​ of neuro-developmental disorders such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Global developmental delay

  • Intellectual disability

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Cognitive  and neurosychological assessments

Cognitive and neuropsychological assessments can be helpful to understand your child's pattern of strengths and weaknesses and to allow for effective treatment planning.  Such assessments may include tests measuring your child's:

  • Intellectual functioning (including giftedness)

  • Attention 

  • Memory

  • Language

  • Visuo-perceptual ability

  • Executive Function

Emotional and behavioural assessments

Our psychologists are available to perform a comprehensive assessment of your child's emotional well-being and to assess for disorders such as:

  • Mood disorders (e.g. Depression, Bipolar Disorder)

  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. Panic Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Phobias)

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)