A Holistic Psychology Assessment
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.
What type of referrals are most common?
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