Various types of assessments are offered by this service, which can help to explain why a child/ young person is having difficulties at home, school, and/or work. These include:
Testing can assess various mental functions including:
Children who have experienced any of the following may present with cognitive, behavioural, and social-emotional difficulties.
Different conditions result in specific patterns of strengths and difficulties. These profiles of abilities can help identify any disorders and the brain areas involved. For example, an assessment of a young person with a suspected learning disorder may identify if he or she has a low capacity for learning (such as intellectual disability), a specific cognitive barrier to learning (such as difficulties with attention or memory), or an emotional issue (such as depression) that may be impacting on their ability to learn.
There may be a number of reasons why a child young person might benefit from an assessment. Common questions asked are:
An assessment usually involves interviews, assessment, and observation. There are no invasive procedures, no pain, no needles or electrodes. To find out more about the process and how to prepare for an assessment, click on the button below.
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