Adult AssessmentsIf you’re an adult struggling in areas of learning, cognition, processing, attention, or mental health, an assessment can be valuable to help you gain a clearer understanding of your personal strengths, and any areas of difficulty that may be creating obstacles in your life.
The information collected in an assessment will be used to identify and diagnose
(if relevant) specific concerns, and formally guide you towards support via recommendations that are tailored to your unique profile.
Specifically, an assessment can help in the following ways:
- Access to support and accommodations in post-secondary settings
- Inform a treatment plan to enhance skills and coping
- Access supports through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program
- Re-assessment and updating diagnostic information (e.g., for adolescents shifting out of the school system, or reevaluation for PDD supports)
- Determining whether you qualify for other support services
Assessment results can also provide a baseline against which to measure intervention after it’s completed, or to determine and document changes in your functioning since prior assessments. Assessments are also very valuable to simply learn more about yourself.
Our assessments can help to identify the following:
- Cognitive and processing concerns
- Learning disabilities/Academic learning disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Psychological and mental health difficulties
Each of these assessments include an in-depth clinical interview, behavioural observations, and direct administration of standardized assessment measures. Some types of assessment can be offered both in person and via Telehealth. Some assessments may also include a review of prior assessment reports and relevant medical/educational records.
Assessment results are provided in a collaborative manner. You will meet with your Psychologist for a debrief session, and together, you will review the assessment findings and and recommendations in detail. The list of recommendations aim to capitalize on your strengths and support areas of difficulty so that you can better achieve success in relevant areas of your life (e.g., home, school, work, social).
You’re able to ask any questions you may have and can discuss what other steps you might take moving forward in your debrief meeting. An additional educational consultation session may be included at your request to gain further guidance (see educational consultation page for more details).
If you’re uncertain as to whether an assessment would be helpful for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss further.