If you answer ‘yes’ to one or multiple of the below questions, your child may benefit from psychological assessment and therapy supports. We can help you and your child thrive! Is your child…
⊗ getting lower grades at school than you would expect of them?
⊗ easily distracted or do they struggle to stay focussed on many tasks?
⊗ struggling with organisation or planning? Or easily overwhelmed by tasks or frequently losing belongings?
⊗ struggling with emotion-regulation?
⊗ struggling with friendships or social relationships?
An assessment package at Joyce Vromen Psychology generally consists of the following:
- an intake session
- two assessment sessions with the child or adolescent
- one feedback session
- An assessment report
- A letter for the child’s paediatrician or school with a summary of the findings.
- several hours of assessment scoring and report preparation
What is (psychological) assessment
The most common assessments we conduct are neuro-developmental and cognitive assessments. Neuro-developmental assessments provide information about how a child has been growing and developing over time and whether they meet criteria for a diagnosis of for example Autism spectrum disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Cognitive assessments provide information about cognitive functioning. Cognition is a combination of processes in your brain that’s involved in almost every aspect of your life. It includes thinking, memory, language, judgment, and the ability to learn new things. A problem with cognition is called cognitive impairment, whilst higher than usual cognitive functioning can sometimes be called giftedness.
Some of our assessment tools
Assessments we conduct include for example the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT), Conners Comprehensive Behaviour Rating Scales (Conners CBRS), Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS), the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), and the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.).