Assessments can be daunting, so we work hard to offer a welcoming space that will make you and your child feel comfortable as the therapeutic journey begins.
Behavioural assessments examine whether a child's challenging behaviour falls outside the age-appropriate range. Concerns may include hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, difficult sustaining attention, and disruptions to learning and peer relations.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are lifelong developmental conditions that can cause difficulties with communication, socialisation, sensory activities, and restricted or repetitive behaviours, interests or activities. Our assessments can help diagnose ASD.
Developmental assessments are recommended when there are concerns about a child’s ability to meet expected developmental milestones and perform everyday tasks. We use various assessment tools to diagnose intellectual delays and learning disorders.
Educational assessments measure a child’s academic ability in a range of areas including oral language, basic reading, reading comprehension and fluency, written expression, mathematics and maths fluency. They help identify learning disabilities and gifted children.
Cognitive assessments (IQ tests or intelligence tests) are used to determine a child’s learning capability by identifying their cognitive strengths and weaknesses. The results of these tests can help identify intellectual giftedness as well as learning and intellectual disabilities.
The ADOS-2 is an observational assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours.
The Vineland-3 is the leading instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It assesses skills including communication, daily living, socialisation and motor skills.
The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a comprehensive and structured interview used for assessing children and adolescents suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is used in conjunction with the ADOS-2 for an accurate diagnosis.
The CBCL assesses adaptive and maladaptive functioning in children aged one to five. It examines a child’s participation and skills in certain activities as well as problem behaviours such as aggression, hyperactivity, bullying and defiance.
Conners 3® is an assessment tool designed to measure a range of behaviours in children aged six to 18. It provides a thorough assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its most common comorbid problems and disorders.
The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-III) is a multidimensional assessment tool used to assess the functional skills necessary for daily living. It can assist in diagnosing disabilities and disorders.
The Griffith Mental Development Scales (GMDS) assess a child's strengths and weaknesses in all developmental areas and can be used to determine if they need of early intervention or a treatment program. They are designed for children from birth to eight years.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is an individually administered and comprehensive clinical instrument used to assess the general thinking and reasoning skills of children aged six years to 16 years. The result is a Full-Scale IQ Score.
The WIAT-II is a measurement for achievement, skills assessment, learning disability diagnosis, special education placement and clinical appraisal for children. It is usually conducted in conjunction with the WISC-V for a comprehensive academic and cognitive assessment.
The Stanford Binet (Early SB5) is an IQ test used to assess the general thinking and reasoning skills of children aged two to seven years with a focus on early learning difficulties or high achievement in preschool populations.
An assessment involves gathering and collating detailed information to explore a diagnosis and treatment plan delivered by our highly experienced staff. Because each child is different, individual assessments can vary.
Assessment results are compiled in a detailed psychological report that includes relevant background information, medical history, a summary of observations and practical recommendations.