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YOUR CHILD MIGHT BENEFIT FROM AN ASSESSMENT WITH A CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST IF:

  • They are struggling with their schoolwork or homework
  • They seem to be learning but forget everything the next day
  • Their grades are inconsistent
  • They seem bored or disinterested in their school work
  • They are showing a lot of sadness or anger and seem unhappy

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT EACH TYPE OF ASSESSMENT

What Is Assessed

Intellectual Ability/IQ

Who It’s For

Ages 2-25

The Cost

$1050.00

What It Covers

A cognitive assessment helps to determine a person’s intellectual ability, or IQ, and provides information about their learning potential. A cognitive test can be part of the evidence used to determine eligibility for “Gifted” programming in the public school system, but also to understand how a child learns best and to know their strengths and weaknesses in the area of learning. TDSB and some other school boards require kids to be at least 8 years old when they are assessed. Ask us about the best time to test your child, depending on your goals for the assessment.

What Is Assessed

ADHD (inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, behaviour difficulties)

Who It’s For

Ages 6-25

Cost

$1800

What It Covers

Attention isn’t just one thing, but is a multi-dimensional area of functioning. This assessment will provide a comprehensive look at your child’s attentional functioning, including visual and auditory attention, attentional control and switching, inhibition, impulsivity, and sustained attention. The assessment includes parent interview, standardized and well-validated questionnaires, teacher interview (with parent permission), and direct testing of your child’s attentional abilities.

What Is Assessed

This assessment evaluates how a child or adolescent is feeling and how they are functioning emotionally and socially. It can also be a conducted as a psycho-diagnostic assessment, to determine if they meet criteria for a specific clinical condition, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, or an eating disorder.

Who It’s For

All Ages

Cost

$1800.00-2500.00

What It Covers

This assessment covers aspects of emotional functioning and social interaction. Assessment sessions may include diagnostic assessment, clinical observations, interviews, and information from the school and family. This can be done on its own, or in combination with other types of assessment.

What Is Assessed

A psycho-ed assessment evaluates a child’s complete learning profile.

Who’s It For

Ages 4-25

Cost

$3300.00-$3800.00 (may be lower for younger children)

What Is It

This assessment is completed in order to determine strengths and identify difficulties, learning disabilities, weaknesses in memory and learning, difficulties at school, learning concerns affecting behaviour, and screening for attention challenges. This allows us to better understand a child’s cognitive and academic strengths and needs, as well as their processing in a number of areas. If we start with a psycho-ed but determine that attention or social-emotional functioning should be further assessed, you can “add-on” these pieces at a reduced cost.

What Is Assessed

The comprehensive psychological assessment includes an evaluation of your child’s learning, academic achievement, memory abilities, and attentional functioning.

Who It’s For

Ages 4-25

Cost

$3900.00-$4500.00

What Is It

This assessment answers any questions that you may have about your child’s learning, attention, behaviour, social and emotional functioning, and more. Presenting concerns may be complex and involve assessing for numerous clinical issues. The comprehensive assessment involves 3-4 testing sessions with the child or youth as well as parent interview, standardized questionnaires, detailed background history, and a teacher interview with parent’s permission.

What Is Assessed

This is the “Gold Standard” assessment to determine if a child may be on the Autism Spectrum, or have features of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Who’s It For

1.5 years to age 17

Cost

$2500-$3500

What It Is

This assessment evaluates social communication skills, patterns of behaviour, social interaction, and a range of behaviours associated with ASD. It includes direct testing, interviews with parents and teachers, clinical observation, and standardized questionnaires. More comprehensive assessment batteries include cognitive testing and detailed interviews for background history.