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Assessment Services

Autism Assessments

Autism is a neurodevelopmental difference that often results in challenges in social interaction, communication, and behaviour. Autistic individuals can experience difficulties in daily functioning, such as in social situations and communication with others.

 

A formal Autism assessment aims to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in individuals who may be experiencing challenges often experienced by Autistic people. This assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation that includes psychological testing, behavioural observations, and clinical interviews. During the assessment, a clinician with expertise in autism evaluations will gather information from the individual and their family members or caregivers (where appropriate). This may include a review of medical history, academic or work performance, and a discussion of current symptoms.

A range of assessment and interview processes are used to assesses communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviours which is used to aid in the diagnosis. After the assessment, a comprehensive report is provided that includes that outlines diagnostic critera and recommendations for treatment, accommodations, and support.

 

 

ADHD assessments

Our professional service aims to diagnose Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in individuals who may be experiencing symptoms. This form of assessment involves a comprehensive evaluation that often includes psychological testing, behavioural observations, and clinical interviews.

ADHD is considered a neurodevelopmental condition that involves challenges in the areas of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD'ers often experience difficulties in daily functioning, such as in school, work, and social situations. An accurate investigation of ADHD is crucial for individuals to receive appropriate treatment and support.

During the assessment, a psychologist with expertise in ADHD evaluations will gather information from the individual and/or their family members or caregivers. This may include a review of medical history, academic or work performance, and a discussion of current challenges.

A broad range of psychological assessments that measures attention and impulsivity, as  well as challenges with Executive Functioning may be used to obtain information relevant to diagnostic criteria. After the assessment, the clinician will provide a comprehensive report that carefully considers the diagnosis as well as providing recommendations for treatment, accommodations, and support.

Cognitive & Educational Assessments

Educational assessments can help identify learning difficulties or disabilities, such as dyslexia, intellectual disability and language disorders.

 

During the assessment, an experienced clinician will gather information about the individual's academic history, learning style, and behavior. They will also administer standardized tests such as the  Wechsler Intelligence Scales and Wechsler Tests of Achievement in order to evaluate the individual's academic performance in areas such as reading, writing, and math.

Following the assessment, a comprehensive report is provided that includes the individual's strengths and weaknesses, as well as recommendations for academic support, such as specialized instruction, accommodations, or interventions. Educational assessments often assist individuals and their caregivers to gain a better understanding of their academic performance and receive appropriate support and accommodations to help them succeed. 

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