PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
Common reasons for having a psycho-educational assessment include queries about learning disabilities, giftedness, and intellectual disabilities.
Psycho-educational assessments are helpful in identifying a student’s learning profile (learning strengths and needs). Psycho-educational assessments are typically required to identify learning disabilities, giftedness, and intellectual disabilities, among other things. Most school boards and post-secondary institutions require a psycho-educational assessment to identify special education needs and provide appropriate placement, accommodations and/or modifications to a student’s learning plan.
Although most psycho-educational assessments are tailored to each individual’s concerns, most assessments involve standardized assessment of cognitive functioning, psychological processing related to learning, and academic achievement. This type of assessment is usually conducted over a few sessions, depending on each individual. At the end of the assessment, we will have you back for a feedback session and give you a formal written report.
PSYCHO-DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND ADULTS
Common diagnostic queries include anxiety, depression, ADHD, and OCD.
A psycho-diagnostic assessment is useful in identifying (or ruling-out) significant emotional and/or behavioural concerns that interfere with an individual’s daily functioning. Psychologists are highly trained and licensed to assess and make formal diagnoses related to mental health issues. It is particularly helpful in guiding an individual’s course of treatment and therapy. Depending on the type of concern and the client, this type of assessment can involve up to 2 or 3 sessions of clinical interviewing and questionnaires to be completed by the client (for children, this may include questionnaires for parents and/or teachers as well).
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS
Common concerns for adults include relationship issues, significant anxiety and/or worry, work/home/family stress, panic, significant sadness, phobias, major life changes, anger issues, and issues related to self-esteem.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS
Common concerns for adolescents include significant sadness, anxiety, issues related to self-esteem, issues related to identity and/or independence, issues related to bullying, and relationship problems.
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR CHILDREN
Common concerns for children include challenging behaviour at home or at school, emotional outbursts, sadness, worrying a lot, phobias, difficulty paying attention or sitting still, issues about bullying, and social skills. Parent involvement in children’s therapy is often recommended.
Common concerns for parents/families include difficulty with communication, defiance, challenging behaviours at home, emotional outbursts, general unhappiness at home, and major life changes in the family.
ADHD coaching seeks to address the educational and personal challenges of living with ADHD.
Through regular sessions with clients, we help them develop strategies to address time management, organization, and planning. Within our sessions, we provide encouragement, recommendations, feedback, and practical techniques to help clients meet their individual goals.
This service is best suited for teens and young adults. You do not require a formal diagnosis of ADHD to receive this service.
We offer consultation and guidance to parents/caregivers seeking information and support about aspects of parenting at different stages of development (childhood, adolescence, young adulthood).
For your convenience, we offer evening and weekend appointments, in addition to regular business hours.