The Assessment Process
The assessment process
requires gathering information from a range of sources.
Parents are given a
questionnaire to complete on their child’s
background information, such as medical, family, developmental history,
and the referral issue/s.
Next, I will conduct the testing using a battery of
tests to assess your child’s cognitive and academic abilities.
The cognitive tests will assess general intellectual
ability; thinking, reasoning, and problem solving
skills; verbal ability; visual-spatial skills; visual
and auditory processing; short and long-term memory;
and attention. The academic tests will
assess achievement in reading; writing; spelling; maths;
and oral language. Testing will take
around four to five hours, and is completed over two
sessions (e.g., 2x2 hour sessions, or 2x2 1/2
hour sessions). A short break is provided during each
session to help prevent your child becoming fatigued. The testing is
conducted in a relaxed environment in my home. I am able
to assess children from the age of 4 1/2 years.
When the assessment process
is completed, you will receive a written report
(approximately 10-15 pages total)
containing valuable information about your child's
cognitive and achievement abilities.
The report will be discussed at a follow-up
consultation with parents approximately 14 days after
the last testing session.The report
several pages of discussion of the assessment results;
recommendations; tables of the test scores, and a
description of the tests. The discussion of the
report will tell you how your
child scored in relation to other children their age,
cognitive and academic
strengths and weaknesses. Any learning difficulties or giftedness
abilities will also be identified. Recommendations
will be made for educational approaches. If
appropriate, recommendations will be made to refer your
child to other professionals
(e.g., Speech Language Therapist, Occupational
Therapist) for further evaluation.
cost for a comprehensive cognitive and educational
$500 and includes the
all testing (approx. 4-5 hours)
scoring and analysis of test data
(approx. 4 hours)
(approx. 1-2 weeks to prepare)
follow-up session (approx.
If required, cognitive
and educational assessments can also be conducted
separately at the following costs:
IQ/Cognitive assessment: $250
Educational assessment: $250