Assessment

 

Could an Assessment Help?

Assessments produce both general and specific information about how a person or family is functioning in certain areas. Assessments are often empowering as they provide insight and greater understanding about concerns, validation of the client’s experiences, and justification for needed resources. At Kells our assessments are led by psychologists with assessment specializations.

What Does an Assessment at Kells Include?

Each assessment is tailored to the individual needs and concerns of the client. An assessment will include standardized testing measures, one-on-one interviews with the client, and when appropriate interviews with family members or a partner. Once the assessment is complete, the psychologist or clinical team creates a formal assessment report. This report is not finalized until it is discussed with the client and/or referral source. This ensures that the report is accurate and allows the client to correct any misunderstandings that may have occurred. The report and assessment materials are treated with the utmost confidentiality.

How Does an Assessment Help?

“Eight-year-old Davey was struggling. Davey was enrolled in a group program but after two sessions, the therapist recommended that Davey have a formal assessment completed. With a psychologist, Davey completed the assessment and it was determined that Davey had Tourette’s Syndrome. Davey and his family finally had a way to understand his behaviours! The psychologist explained Tourette’s to Davey and his family and helped them make a plan to address the difficulties that Tourette’s was causing in Davey’s life. Davey’s teacher found the information invaluable and implemented new strategies in the classroom. Davey began to experience success, which in turn reduced his angry outbursts. Davey understood that having Tourette’s made him different than other children, but it didn’t make him a “bad kid”. Davey’s parents felt relieved and empowered to help their child.”

Our Assessment Areas Include:

  • Developmental
    • Delay Screening
    • Level of Function
    • Neuropsychological
  • Social Emotional
    • Personality
    • Behavioural
    • Mental / Emotional Health
    • Risk Assessment
  • Court
    • Personal Injury
    • Practice Note 7/8
    • Voice of the Child
    • Adult Dependent Status
  • Educational
    • Cognitive Function
    • Learning Function
    • Academic Function
  • Parenting
    • Parenting Enrichment
    • Parenting Capacity
  • Work Function
    • Vocational
    • Fitness for Duty
  • Rehabilitative
    • Current Functioning
    • Accommodation & Recovery
  • Forensic
    • Risk Assessment
    • Competency