Psychological Assessments

Psychological assessments are often needed to answer and understand complex questions regarding a child or adult. Starting September 2013, Shelley will be offering psychological assessments in her practice including developmental assessments, preschool assessments, psycho-educational assessments and child/adult assessments. Autism assessments are also available. If you have insurance coverage we will work with you and the insurance company to facilitate payment options.

A psycho-educational assessment will include a background interview with parents. The child may be part of this interview depending upon their age. A review of the individualís school records will be completed including a sample of academic work. If possible, please bring copies of these to your first appointment. Approximately 5 hours of direct testing with the individual will be completed during one or two days. A range of standardized tests will be used to evaluate intellectual functioning, language, memory, visual and motor skills and academic achievement depending upon the reason for assessment. Parents and teachers may be asked to complete reports to obtain their perspective. A feedback session will provide the opportunity to review the results of the assessment. A report will be provided which will summarize the assessment information and include a range of practical recommendations that can be implemented to assist the individual in using their unique strengths in the academic setting.

A developmental and/or autism assessment will include the assessment of your child but may also include completion of several questionnaires and screeners. Please print and complete this developmental questionnaire (click here) and bring to your first appointment. These types of assessment can take up to four hours depending upon the reason for assessment. Input from daycare providers, parents and other service providers (e.g., Occupational therapists, speech language therapists, mental health) may be requested if appropriate.

Preschool assessments are usually completed in the late winter (Jan/Feb) of the year the child is starting school. They are often required for school transition meetings and these usually occur in March and April. They usually include interviews with parents, observation, parent completed inventories, 2 hours of direct assessment and a follow up session for feedback and a written report detailing the results with recommendations. Please print and complete this developmental questionnaire (click here) and bring to your first appointment. Input from daycare providers, parents and other service providers (e.g., Occupational therapists, speech language therapists, mental health) may be requested if appropriate.

 


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