At the initial assessment, you will be asked to provide relevant school records (report cards, documented adaptations, IPPs ), and additional previous assessments such as reports from Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, previous cognitive assessments)
You will meet the Psychologist for an initial appointment to allow information to be gathered coupled with a description of the areas of difficulties that prompted the appointment. During the initial assessment, the Psychologist takes the opportunity to gather information about the child/adolescent and their family and decided whether or not a Psychoeducational Assessment is required. If not required, alternative options will be discussed.
If a Psychoeducational Assessment is required, consent forms will be signed to collaborate with the child/adolescents teacher.
Direct testing ideally takes place in the morning on 2 days, each consisting of 3 testing hours (i.e., 6 total hours).
Parents will be asked to remain in the waiting room.
It’s recommended that a drink and snack is provided by the parent so the child can take a short break during the testing period.
A feedback session will be scheduled once the testing has been completed, tests have been scored and a draft report has been written.
Parents are encouraged to ask questions regarding the results and recommendations. Typically children under the age of 12 are not required to attend this appointment