Full Potential

Psychological Assessments

Early Identification

Wouldn't it be great to know if your child needs academic intervention early? Do you think that there may be other issues impacting their learning?
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Psychoeducational

Is your child struggling with learning at school? Have you always wondered why some things were harder for you to understand?
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Adult ADHD

ADHD is a developmental disorder that resolves in only 10% of the those diagnosed in childhood.
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Early Identification Assessments

Sometimes you just have a feeling that your child is struggling in school or maybe you have received that dreaded call from the teacher telling you that you child is having a hard time in some or all areas. With the demands placed on schools, it can be very difficult to get answers to the questions you have or even get support or help with your child's learning. Lack of resources in schools mean that your child could wait years before seeing a psychologist or psychological associate.

At Full Potential we have come up with a great solution. We provide Early Identification assessments to look for these early signs of difficulty so that you can feel better knowing how to help your child and what options you can access in your child's school.

Early Identification assessment are designed for children ages 6 to 8 and are used to assess for early literacy and numeracy skills, as well as social emotional functioning, ADHD, ASD, and other behavioural problems. There are many benefits to this service including less testing time for your child, a report written by a psychologist for your child's school outlining their strengths and differences, as well as recommendations for support and intervention, and finally they are much less expensive than a full psychoeducational assessment.

It is important to understand the following, especially if these problems are getting in the way of an individuals ability to be successful in school or in their social interactions.

This may include assessing :​

  • Early literacy development
  • Early numeracy development
  • Visual-motor coordination
  • Adaptive functioning
  • Social Emotional functioning

Components of an Early Identification Assessment include:

          

      Initial Interview…………………………..1 hr

      Test Sessions…………………………….2 hrs

      Administration & Scoring………………..2 hr

      Report Writing…………………………….3 hrs

      Feedback………………………………….1 hrs

Psychoeducational Assessments


Only a trusted Psychologist or Psychological Associate is competent to complete psychological assessments. You can be confident when choosing Full Potential, knowing that our services are performed by a qualified registered psychologist in
Cambridge Ontario. You can expect to be treated confidentially and ethically as we strive to provide only what you need so our
services always start with you.

A psychoeducational assessment is designed for children, adolescents, and adults ages 9 and up and is used to determine if there are any significant barriers to learning which are impacting the individual's ability to be successful in academic or vocational pursuits. These assessment can assist individuals get supports in elementary school/high school, college, university, and even for
professional examinations such as the Bar Exam.

A psychoeducational assessments include an in depth interview to identify the extent of the problem(s) and to collect relevant historical medical, social, emotional, behavioural, and educational information in order to identify potential psychological issues. Standardized test are then used to determine a more specific, individual profile of the person's learning, thinking, and behavioural style.

Testing also allow the psychologist to identify the individual’s strengths and differences and determine if the criteria are met for a diagnosis. Once testing is complete, a comprehensive report is created which includes not only the data, but what it means for the individual and what strategies or interventions will be helpful to support the person to be more successful. Recommendations for next step are also included so that the individual and/or their family know what to do and where to go next. It is important to understand
all the problems, especially if they are getting in the way of an individuals ability to be successful in school, at work, or in
their social interactions.

It is important to understand the following, especially if these problems are getting in the way of an individuals ability to be successful in school, at work, or in their social interactions.

May include assessing :

  • Thinking/Learning
  • Memory
  • Visual and language processing
  • Academic ability
  • Social / Emotional
  • Vocational Interest
  • Early academic development
  • Adaptive functioning
  • And more

Components of a Psychoeducational Assessment include:

 

  Initial Interview…………………..,,,……1.5 hrs    

  Test Sessions…………………………….6 hrs

  Administration & Scoring………………..1 hr

  Report Writing…………………………….5 hrs

  Feedback………………………………….1.5 hrs

Adult ADHD Assessments

Do you have difficulty completing tasks on time, are you always late, do you lose things all the time? While you may find other professionals that say they can diagnose ADHD, only a comprehensive psychological assessment completed by a trusted Psychologist or Psychological Associate will investigate all avenues to ensure that you get the right diagnosis. Our registered psychologist in Cambridge Ontario, will provide you with the gold standard assessment for diagnosing ADHD in adults. In addition, our psychologist has over 100 hours of training in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ADHD in both adults and children.

Symptoms of inattention, distractibility, restlessness, and memory problems are not only found in those with ADHD. A proper diagnosis requires comprehensive testing to ensure that the individual is getting the right diagnosis and by extension the right treatment. And since ADHD is a developmental disorder, it can only be diagnosed if symptoms have been present prior to age 12. While ADHD is also high heritable, meaning that it is passed on genetically, it doesn't mean that if someone in the family has a diagnosis, everyone else will too.

That's why these assessments include an in depth interview to identify the extent of the problem(s) and to collect relevant historical medical, social, emotional, behavioural, and educational information as well as standardized test which are used to determine a more specific, individual profile of the person's learning, thinking, and behavioural style. This allows the psychologist to rule out other possible causes of the concerning behaviour to ensure that each client is getting the right diagnosis.

Once testing is complete, a comprehensive report is created which includes not only the data, but what it means for the individual and what strategies or interventions will be helpful to support the person to be more successful. Recommendations for next step are also included so that the individual knows what to do and where to go next.

When assessing for Adult ADHD it is important to rule out other potential causes for the symptoms.

May include assessing :

  • Thinking/Learning
  • Memory
  • Academic ability
  • Social / Emotional
  • Vocational Interest
  • Adaptive functioning
  • And more

Components of an Adult ADHD Assessment include:

 

     Initial Interview………………………….1.5 hrs

     Test Sessions……………………………5 hrs

     Administration & Scoring……………….1 hr

     Report Writing……………………………4 hrs

     Feedback…………………………………1 hr

The expense of a psychological services can be daunting however, it is an investment in you and/or child’s future.  Unidentified learning and behaviour problems can lead to life long struggles.  Understanding the pattern of strengths and needs is an effective way of ensuring that growth is in the right direction.  At Full Potential, we want to help individuals to reach their full potential whether that is at school, work, or in relationships.  

The Ontario Psychological Association publishes the recommended fee guidelines for psychological services provided in Ontario.  While psychological services are not covered by OHIP, many extended health care plans cover services provided by a registered member of the College of Psychologists.  Please feel free to contact to us for further information.

An assessment is a very involved process and requires many hours to complete and the time spent with the client is only half the process.  For a more comprehensive breakdown a particular type of assessment, as some may require more or less time, see the Psychological Services heading for more information on the type of assessment you are considering.    If you would like more information about what kind of services would be right for you consider booking a consultation with our psychologist for additional help.

All psychological services are conducted in accordance with the professional and ethical standards set out by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

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