At Asciak and Associates, we are proud to be known for our very thorough assessments and comprehensive reports. We strongly believe that it is important to obtain information about how your child is functioning in different environments and across a range of subject areas to most accurately determine their level of ability and possible support needs.
Before booking an appointment, parents and caregivers are required to attend an initial consultation with the psychologist. This appointment usually takes place without your child present and is an opportunity for you to explain your concerns in detail. During this appointment, the psychologist aims to gain a wholistic picture of your child and the concerns you have for them. This then enables the psychologist to determine how best to tailor the assessment to best suit your individual needs and concerns.
This session goes for approximately 50 minutes and during this time the psychologist will present to you a plan for how best to proceed. The structure of the assessment session (and how to prepare your child) will also be explained to you in this appointment.
The following list of psychometric assessments are available for children and adolescents. These assessments can generally be provided for children between the ages of 2 to 18 years of age.
- Assessments for possible intellectual disability
- Assessments for specific learning disorders with impairment in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Assessments for concentration difficulties of possible behavioural difficulties.
- Assessments for gifted and talented students
Our assessments almost always require collaboration with additional professionals. This can sometimes mean that our assessments take a few weeks to complete but we believe that this is an important stage of the assessment process that should not be overlooked
Once all of the assessment data is collected a full written report is completed. This report will clearly explain how and why the psychologist did or did not make a diagnosis (if relevant). The report also includes a range of recommendations to help you understand your child’s individual support needs.