When a child is referred they require an assessment to provide a baseline of their current skills and to identify goals for intervention.
We use a range of standardised and non-standardised assessments, informal observations and discussion with parents (and school or preschool if necessary).
The assessment will run for approximately 1-1 ½ hours and will use standardised and non- standardised assessments, depending on what the child's difficulties and level of functioning allows. Following this, we provide a comprehensive report so parents and caregivers understand what the report means, and we can start to work collaboratively.
A comprehensive assessment is necessary to identify if there are any underlying issues at play which are impacting on higher level skills, behaviours or attention.