Educational assessments examine the child’s cognitive and academic functioning to evaluate their cognitive, social and emotional capacity in comparison to children of the same age. These assessments help identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as any potential concerns that may affect their development at school. The child and parent or carer will be better prepared to work to their strengths, develop their weaknesses and access any educational assistance that may be required to help the child reach their full potential.
School readiness assessments look at the child’s cognitive, social and emotional capacity in comparison to children of the same age. These assessments help identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as any potential concerns that may affect their development at school.
These in-depth assessments identify the developmental functioning and cognitive, social, emotional and mental health challenges of the child. This involves in-depth interviews, cognitive assessments and checklists.
Social and emotional
This assessment explores social and emotional issues that influence the child to help guide the therapy.
Behavioural assessments explore the child’s behaviour and the function of this behaviour. An assessment may include detailed interviews with parents, teachers and, if appropriate, other involved adults. The child will be observed in- clinic alongside observations at home and/or school where practical. Questionnaires are also used to measure the child’s behaviour.
Diagnostic assessments give caregivers peace-of-mind through a comprehensive process of assessment for developmental issues such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other issues. These assessments typically involve in-depth interviews, checklists and observations and other assessments as appropriate.