Holistic Psychology Assessment to include initial Trauma Screening Assessment (plus additional clinical hours as appropriate)
This is a clinical assessment which evaluates a child or young person’s learning, academic, adaptive (or day-to-day), social, emotional (including mood and anxiety) and behavioural skills and difficulties. This type of assessment may identify a Specific Learning Difficulty, such as Dyslexia or Dyscalculia, a General Learning Difficulty, Adaptive Difficulties, Social, Emotional and/or Behavioural Difficulties. It screens for mental health needs, and disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD.
Testing includes exploration of the child’s developmental history, testing of their cognitive/IQ or thinking skills, testing of academic skills also known as attainment, adaptive/day-to-day assessment, and assessment of social functioning, emotional regulation, and behaviour. This includes a comprehensive report and recommendation plan.
In addition, this assessment includes a specialist trauma screening assessment whereby the child is evaluated for signs of post traumatic stress symptoms. Instruments such as the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire, the Trauma Symptom Checklist and the DSM-5 are used during this assessment as well as elements of therapeutic play, art, child interviews and parental consultation.
Add on to Holistic:
Attachment and Trauma Diagnostic Psychology Assessment (add on)
May included the following – tailored for each individual child:
What type of referrals are most common?
Complex history of exposure to difficult situations
History of mental health difficulties
History of abuse or neglect
History of multiple care givers
Complex developmental profiles
Learning difficulties (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyspraxia)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Emotional and behavioural concerns including mood and anxiety.
Concentration and motivation issues