HOW CAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT HELPFUL FOR CHILDREN ?
Psychological assessment is very helpful in understanding the strengths and challenges children may have in their cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning. The psychological assessment process allows for diagnostic clarity and individualized recommendations. Often children who are struggling with academic work, social interactions, and emotion regulation have atypical neurological development that can be identified through psychological assessment. This allows for parents, teachers, and therapists to provide intervention and accommodations needed to allow each child to reach their potential.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURES?
Parents will call to understand the services that provided and the fees structure.
- Psychologist will interview the child and their parent(s)/care taker(s).
- Psychologist would like to understand more about the child, including family, medical, developmental, educational history and etc.
- Psychologist will choose the assessments that are most helpful for the child.
- During testing, the child will be asked questions and given tasks to assess a range of their abilities.
- Parents or teachers may also be given standardised questionnaires to fill in.
Psychologist will use two weeks time (or more) to analyse the test results and write an integrative report for the child.
- Psychologist will review the results of the assessment with the parents including identifying strengths and areas of challenge.
- Psychologist will offer recommendations for the child and the family to incorporate for future success.
Start Therapy and Intervention
- Parents would be able to get a better idea about what kind of interventions can be helpful for the children.
- The child will be able to start speech therapy, occupational theray, early intervention program, etc.