Why seek an assessment?
An assessment might be recommended or sought out for a child because they are having difficulties learning, paying attention, concentrating, thinking, remembering, with speech, or with other behaviors that are affecting their everyday life. These assessments can be used to establish a diagnosis and determine a child's learning profile and individual needs.
How can an assessment help my child?
A psychologist can offer an assessment that provides detailed and in-depth information about a person's cognitive strengths & weaknesses. It helps to get to the root of the problem and can identify the causes of the difficulties that a child is experiencing. It can provide an understanding of why an individual behaves and reacts in various ways, as well as resources and strategies to improve the individual's situation. Additionally, it can act as the starting point of an intervention for the child, as well as provide a guide to teachers and other professionals working with him/her. Lastly, it can also work to help the child improve their self-esteem and self-confidence.
What happens during an assessment?
Each assessment begins with an initial interview with the parents to learn more about the child's background, behavior and development. A collaborative approach is used and information is also obtained from your child's school through questionnaires and school records. After this, the child meets with the psychologist for the evaluation, which involves standardized testing activities to assess cognitive abilities, attention, academics, motor skills, emotional levels and executive function levels. Once complete, clinical and diagnostic impressions are determined, which are then detailed in a written report. This report includes details of the child's areas of strength, and weaknesses, along with recommendations and strategies to begin implementing. This report will be presented and reviewed together with the parents (and child, depending on their age) at a final feedback meeting.
Therapy & Counselling for Children & Teens
Why seek therapy and/or counseling sessions?
Sometimes, children and teens have big feelings that can cause them to become overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed. It might be the right time to seek therapy and/or counseling if these feelings are impacting your child's day-to-day life, mood, level of happiness, school performance, social life, sleep, self-esteem and/or self-confidence.
What happens in a therapy and/or counseling session?
Each therapy and/or counseling session provides a safe space for children, teens, and parents, to address and better understand feelings and behaviors through creative play, art, music, and talk methods. In these sessions, focus may be placed on the development of new skills, coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and thinking patterns.
Psychoeducational Assessment - $2800.00
Comprehensive assessments provide an in-depth understanding of a student's cognitive abilities and work to help better understand their learning profile and identify areas of strength and weakness. The assessment includes the initial interview, evaluation sessions with the student, collaborative feedback from the student's team (parents and teachers), evaluation report, and feedback session. *Coming Soon*
Therapy/Counselling Session - $145.00
Each therapy and/or counseling session provides a safe space for children, teens and parents, to address and better understand feelings and behaviors through creative play, art, music, and talk methods. In these sessions, focus may be placed on the development of new skills, coping strategies, healthy behaviors, and thinking patterns. *Coming Soon*