Prior to treatment, an initial comprehensive evaluation is conducted to identify the primary concerns of both the child (when able) and his/her caregivers. Parents are asked to provide our intake therapist with background information such as medical, academic, familial, behavioural and developmental histories, which is used to determine which assessments, if any, are required to formulate diagnostic impressions and develop a customized treatment plan.
If the child or family may also benefit from naturopathic medicine, namely nutritional guidance, the treatment plan can be supplemented with tailored recommendations made by our naturopathic doctor.
Our typical, but not exhaustive, range of assessments include:
Psychoeducational Assessment - Psychoeducational assessments are administered by our clinical and school psychologists who use a range of assessment tools including standardized tests, parent and teacher questionnaires, clinical interviews and observations to diagnose specific mood, behaviour and/or learning disorders and exceptionalities. These assessments are also used to develop treatment plans and provide input to schools regarding individualized education planning.
Psychological / Social-Emotional Assessment - These assessments are done by our clinical psychologists or registered psychotherapists when the child is doing well academically, but is having difficulty functioning on a social, emotional, behavioural and/or interpersonal level. Psychological / social-emotional assessments are used to diagnose specific mood disorders as well as develop comprehensive treatment plans, which involve the entire family.
Speech and Language Assessment - Speech-language assessments are conducted by our Speech-language Pathologists (S-LPs) who are registered with the Canadian Association for Speech-language Pathologists and Audiologists. These assessments are used to determine whether or not the child could benefit from speech, language and/or communication support.
Occupational Therapy Assessment - Occupational therapy assessments are done by our Registered Occupational Therapists (OTs) who use standardized tests, parent questionnaires and clinical observations to identify treatment goals and develop a treatment plan related to improving neuromuscular integration and functioning.
Academic Assessment - Academic assessments are administered by our Ontario Certified Teachers (OCTs) who use standardized assessment measures to develop a comprehensive learning profile, which is used to develop a customized academic plan to help the child achieve greater success in school and other learning environments.
The cost of assessments range from $1,000 to $6,000 CAD depending on the nature and complexity of the concerns.
Contact us for your complimentary assessment consultation!