Could an Assessment Help?
Assessments give general and specific information about how a person or family is doing in one or many areas. Assessments are often empowering. Not only do they help us have a greater understanding about ourselves, but assessments also help us to understand our concerns, validate our experiences, and justify why we need certain resources and supports. At Kells, our assessments are led by psychologists who specialize in assessment.
What Does an Assessment at Kells Include?
At Kells, we have an assessment team to effectively meet your individual needs and concerns. 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 sessions have been completed, a draft assessment report is prepared. The psychologist finalizes the report after the results have been debriefed with the client. 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. All assessments are under the supervision of a specialized assessment psychologist.
How Does an Assessment Help?
A strong and accurate assessment can remove barriers to learning, or inform a path towards recovery or remediation. Assessments provide direction as to how to correct and repair areas of struggle, as well as highlights the strengths and resiliencies of the individual.
“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.”
Kells’ Various Assessments Include:
- Functional level
- Psychoeducational assessment
- Learning/academic assessment
- ADHD assessment
- Social Emotional
- Mental health screen
- Personality assessment
- Work Function
- Vocational assessment
- Fitness for duty
- Decision-making capacity
- Parenting capacity
- Capacity assessment
- Personal injury
- Practice Note No. 7/ No. 8
- Parenting assessment
- Independent Medical Examinations
In addition to our assessments, we also complete reassessments.
For more information about the cost of an assessment contact us at 780-430-4769 or go to our rates page.