Child & Adolescent Psychological Assessment
Psychological assessment / testing is a process to measure and observe a person’s behaviour to arrive at a diagnosis that will guide treatment. Psychological assessment uses a combination of techniques to arrive at hypotheses about a person and their cognitive capabilities, behavioural functioning and personality. All assessments generally constitute intake interviews, clinical observations, psychometric instruments, and collateral information-gathering to identify presenting problem(s) and relevant background information. Comprehensive and holistic psychological assessments often span few sessions. A feedback session will then be arranged to review the results with the clients.
Children who face difficulties in school, academic learning, social relationships and age-appropriate behaviours may undergo a psychological assessment to understand the nature of the problem and to figure out the best way to address the difficulties.
Types of child & adolescent psychological and behavioural assessments available:
- Mental health testing (depression, anxiety, stress etc)
- Intelligence / intellectual functioning testing (IQ assessment)
- Adaptive functioning testing
- Cognitive assessment
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment
- Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) assessment
- Socio-emotional functioning testing