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Kingsway Psychological & Behavioural Services

Assessments

A psychoeducational assessment helps uncover the unique way your child thinks, learns, and processes information. It’s a combination of tests and observations designed to understand your child’s learning style, strengths, and areas where they might need some extra support.

Maybe your child struggles with reading but excels in hands-on tasks, or perhaps they find math challenging. This assessment helps pinpoint such specifics. It’s not about labelling or categorizing your child but about understanding them deeply.

The results are a clearer picture of where your child might be having trouble and the specific steps you can take to help them thrive. Whether it’s specialized learning techniques, classroom accommodations, or just some guidance on how to support their learning journey at home or at school, a psycho-educational assessment acts as a roadmap guiding you and your child toward a more confident and successful academic experience.

Has your child ever surprised you by grasping concepts much faster than their peers? Or maybe they show a strong interest and skill in a certain area, understanding them at a depth that seems advanced for their age.

Gifted assessments are an evaluation designed to recognize and understand your child’s unique abilities and potential. They provide a deeper understanding of the advanced intellectual or creative strengths they possess.

The outcome is a profile of your child’s advanced skills and potential areas of growth. This isn’t about setting them apart, but rather embracing and nurturing their unique capabilities. With the insights gained, you’ll be equipped to provide opportunities and environments that challenge and stimulate their bright minds, ensuring they remain engaged and fulfilled in their academic pursuits.

Does your child seem unusually withdrawn, anxious, or struggle with forming friendships? Or perhaps they react to situations more intensely than their peers?

Social-Emotional assessments help us to understand how your child feels and how they behave and interact with the world. The assessment looks into their emotional well-being and social interactions and aims to help you understand what is contributing to these feelings, behaviours, and interactions.

The results provide a detailed picture of your child’s social-emotional skills and allow parents, teachers, and professionals to offer the right support, environment, and intervention specific to their needs. This allows for a foundation to nurture their emotional growth and enhance their social experiences. In the end, it’s about helping your child navigate the complex world of feelings and relationships with confidence and resilience.

It can be difficult for parents to navigate the high-energy, or distractible world of a child suspected of having ADHD. ADHD assessment seeks to understand your child’s attention span, impulsivity, and behaviour patterns through a series of structured evaluations and observations.

Is this behaviour typical, or is there something more? ADHD testing clarifies the picture. The results will help you to understand if your child has ADHD, and provide recommendations for specific strategies and interventions to help them thrive. Understanding your child’s needs is important. You’ll be better equipped to support and champion your child’s unique journey, ensuring they harnesstheir potential in the most productive ways.

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