Pediatric Assessments

Our pediatric assessments are comprehensive, multi-faceted and data based. The outcome of the assessment provides information that we use to put together a useful and practical intervention plan. All assessments are conducted from a multi-method/multi-trait approach, which focuses on identifying, understanding and targeting the challenges affecting your child, mobilizing your child’s inherent strengths, as well as identifying outside resources for coping with his/her challenges.

Our assessment approach involves the use of several different types of assessment methods, including:

  • Review of your child’s history, records and previous evaluations
  • Diagnostic clinical interview with you and your child
  • Psychological assessment procedures, including formal and informal measures
  • Assessment of relevant skill areas (e.g., adaptive behavior, intelligence, memory, academic achievement, visual and auditory skills, oral language and motor skills)
  • Assessment of social-emotional-personality functioning (e.g., temperament, identity, coping styles or defense mechanisms, self-esteem requirements, relational patterns, emotional regulation, pathogenic beliefs, developmental challenges and identifications)
  • Interviewing relevant individuals in your child’s life (e.g., teachers, other professionals)
  • Observations within the school setting, if needed

Simply put, through these different types of assessment methods we aim to perceives how your child understands and navigates the world around him, how well he copes and meets with the challenges it presents and ultimately how he can be helped to be the best version of himself possible.

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Types of Pediatric Assessments