Types of Assessments Offered

Children, youth and adults are typically referred for psycho-educational assessments when there are concerns about their cognitive development or when they are not achieving at expected levels academically.

A psycho-educational assessment, together with specific measures looking at attention and executive functioning, are used to help diagnose ADHD in children and youth who struggle with attention, focus, impulse control and organization.

ASD assessments evaluate whether or not a child has ASD.

Note: Our private assessments for autism spectrum disorder  follow the same provincial standards and guidelines as those completed through IHCAN/NHAN/BCAAN, etc.

Social emotional assessment addresses issues relating to areas of social, emotional or behavioural functioning. We can also evaluate adjustment difficulties. Social emotional assessments may address difficulties related to coping with challenging life experiences.

We are recognized by Community Living BC (CLBC) as a service provider of assessments for adults who may be eligible for support services on the basis of having an intellectual disability or a specific developmental disability such as an autism spectrum disorder or a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. We provide the necessary cognitive testing and/or adaptive assessment required to determine whether or not individuals meet eligibility requirements.

We then provide documentation of our findings to CLBC if requested.

We are also able to provide a review of available documentation and, in some cases (if testing is recent and well documented), that may be sufficient to establish eligibility. Costs and time required will vary depending on the documentation needs.

Often in partnership with Interior Health, FASD assessments are provided for children and youth up to age 19. Additional professionals such as a psychiatrist, a speech/language pathologist, or an occupational therapist may also be involved.

Case Review & Telephone Consultation

In some situations, you may not be certain as to whether or not an assessment would be useful or you might wish to have a brief conversation with a psychologist in which you describe the child of concern and discuss your goals for the future. A telephone consultation is available for those circumstances.

Please note that there is a fee based on a 30min or 60min appointment (please specify your choice when booking)

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