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Psychological Assessments

Are you looking for a psychological assessment for yourself or your loved one? Do you want to explore any possible diagnoses or understand your strengths and challenges better? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

At Talking Works, we offer a range of psychological assessments for children and adults, conducted by registered psychologists or provisional psychologists (under the supervision of registered psychologists). We use both standardized tests and informal assessments (such as observations at school or analysis of writing samples) to provide you with a comprehensive and personalized report.

We conduct the following types of psychological assessments:

ADHD Assessment

An ADHD assessment is for people who want to investigate whether they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects how a person regulates their attention, activity, and impulses. People with ADHD may have difficulties with focus, organization, planning, self-control, and following instructions.

An ADHD assessment can be completed by children and adults, from 5 years onward. The assessment involves a clinical interview, observation, and standardized tests. In children’s assessment, we also require information from other sources, such as family members or teachers, who can provide feedback on the person’s behavior and functioning in different settings.

The outcome of the assessment is a detailed report that includes the diagnosis (if applicable), the severity of symptoms, and recommendations for treatment and management. The report may also include suggestions for accommodations or modifications at school or work, as well as referrals to other professionals or services if needed.

Autism Assessment

An autism assessment is for people who want to investigate whether they have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a developmental condition that affects how a person communicates, interacts, and behaves with others. People with ASD may have difficulties with social skills, language, sensory processing, and repetitive or restricted patterns of behavior.

An autism assessment can be completed by children and adults, from 2 years and 6 months to 90 years old. The earlier the assessment is conducted, the more support the child can have during their development. The assessment involves a clinical interview, observation, and standardized tests.

The outcome of the assessment is a detailed report that includes the diagnosis (if applicable), the level of support needed, and recommendations for intervention and management.

Cognitive Assessment

A cognitive assessment is for people who want to understand their cognitive functioning, which refers to the mental processes involved in thinking, learning, memory, attention, and problem-solving. A cognitive assessment can help identify one’s intellectual abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, as well as any learning difficulties or disabilities.

A cognitive assessment can be completed by children and adults, from 2 years and 6 months to 90 years and 11 months old. The assessment involves standardized tests, that measure different aspects of cognitive functioning, such as verbal comprehension, visual-spatial reasoning, working memory, and processing speed.

The outcome of the assessment is a detailed report that includes the IQ score, the cognitive profile, and recommendations for education and career.

Educational Assessment

An educational assessment is for people who want to identify their learning profile and academic capacity. An educational assessment can help detect any learning difficulties or disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), that may affect one’s academic performance and achievement.

An educational assessment is conducted with children and adolescents from 4 to 19 years and 11 months old. The assessment involves standardized tests, such as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III) or the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT-5), that measure different aspects of academic skills, such as reading, writing, math, and oral language.

The outcome of the assessment is a detailed report that includes the academic scores, the learning profile, and recommendations for intervention and support.

If you are interested in booking a psychological assessment, contact us today.

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