Psychological assessments are available to children over the age of 6, adolescents, and adults when there is a need to clarify your child or teenager's academic potential, or understand why you are experiencing various emotions or behaving in ways that are not typical for you. Psychological difficulties include depression, anxiety, trauma, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. A diagnosis of a mental health disorder is made if certain criteria are met. Psychological evaluations also aid in planning treatment and determining appropriate services.
Self-referrals are accepted, or may come from family physicians, psychiatrists or other mental health clinicians. Assessments do not include court-ordered assessments or forensic evaluations.
Psychoeducational Assessments for Children & Adolescents
Has your child been struggling at school with some aspect of the curriculum? Has your child's teacher expressed concern about his attention or learning? Assessments of learning or psychoeducational assessments aim to explore your child's learning style, and his academic achievement and potential. Factors that may contribute to your child's school difficulties, such as his behaviour and emotions, are also explored. Psychoeducational assessments may identify learning disabilities, intellectual issues, giftedness, and attentional and/or hyperactivity issues. Recommendations and a report are provided to parents, and, with the appropriate consent, a consultation with school staff may be arranged.