A Psychological Assessment is a method to explore any possible diagnoses an individual might present. An assessment is usually conducted by a registered psychologist or by a provisional psychologist (under the supervision of a registered psychologist). It can be standardized, through the use of standard testing, or by an informal assessment (such as observations at school, or analyzes of pieces of the individual’s writing material).
An autism assessment aims to investigate the possibility of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis in an individual.
Autism refers to a challenge the individual present with their social skills, repetitive behaviour and communication (verbal and non-verbal). Autism is an spectrum disorder, meaning each individual will present it with their own set of strengths and challenges. Some people with ASD might need significant day to day support, whilst others might be able to live completely independently.
The assessment can be completed by children and adults, aging from 2 years and 6 months to 90 years. The earlier the assessment is conducted, the more support the child can have during their development.
A cognitive assessment aims to understand the individual’s cognitive functioning through the use of standardised tests. During a cognitive assessment, skills such as spatial and abstract reasoning, memory and verbal comprehension are assessed.
A cognitive assessment can be used to identify if an individual presents any type of intellectual disadvantage or gift, and provide suggestions to develop said area.
The assessment can be completed by children and adults, aging from 2 years and 6 months to 90 years and 11 months of age.
A career assessment supports the individual by identifying their strengths and areas of positive outcome in their careers according to the individual’s personality and cognitive profile.
An educational assessment identifies the individual’s learning profile and academic capacity. An educational assessment includes a cognitive assessment, that aims to understand the individual’s cognitive functioning, and an achievement assessment. The achievement test will assess the child’s reading, writing and math skills, as well as their oral expression.
The assessment is conducted with children and adolescents from 4 to 19 years and 11 months old.