Psychological tests and assessments are used to measure, observe and tap into various aspects of an individual’s development. Children/adolescents who are experiencing difficulty in school, for example, may undergo several tests to assess intellectual ability, investigate levels of functioning in scholastic ability (e.g. reading, math and spelling) or explore emotional issues. Assessments can identify current levels of functioning and determine strengths/weaknesses. Emotional indicators may also become evident.
Apart from psychological testing, Psychometric tests may be done to measure a person’s strengths and weaknesses when it comes to employment.
At PsychCare, comprehensive psychological assessments, as well as psychometric tests are offered for children and adolescents. As part of the psychological assessment process, an intake session is first held with the parents, prior to the assessment with the child/adolescent. In this session, the child/adolescent’s history will be explored and the parent may be given forms to complete and return to the practice. In some instances, the psychologist may want to do a classroom observation at the child’s school. Thereafter, the assessments are conducted with the child and ranges from 2-5 hours depending on the type of psychological assessment done. Subsequently, a session is again held with the parents for report feedback and discussion of recommendations.
Psychological assessments and psychometric tests are important for development, so contact PsychCare now for more information on how we can help.
The following psychological assessments are offered for children and adolescents:
- Intellectual (IQ)
- School Readiness