Comprehensive assessments are offered to all young children presenting with psychological disorders or difficulties in New Beginnings. Our assessments involve collaborating with a third party, i.e., parents, teachers, and/or caregivers for a clinical in-depth interview gathering both developmental and medical histories and reviewing of previous evaluations. Behavioral observations are included in the report with administrating, scoring and interpreting of standardized tests. These evaluations are typically done to help families or schools to figure out if a student would qualify for accommodations in their classroom or for special education services.Our assessments include:
Developmental Assessments: Developmental Assessments are performed to determine whether one has significant delays in their language, motor skills, and nonverbal reasoning skills. The purpose of these evaluations is to determine recommendations which would help support the development of any specific delays.
Cognitive Assessments: Cognitive assessments are performed to help determine one’s intelligence or cognitive ability. They are typically performed to provide an in-depth perspective into one’s cognitive capacity and to rule out an Intellectual Disability. Generally, they involve the administration, scoring, and interpretation of cognitive and adaptive measures.
Psycho-educational Assessments: Psycho-Educational Assessments are conducted to help determine why a student is having difficulty with learning school material (i.e., learning new information, remembering new things, difficulty following directions).
Psychological Assessments: Attention problems (distractibility, restlessness, hyperactivity, difficulty with focus and concentration), Social problems (difficulty interacting, relating to others, or maintaining friendships), Behavioural challenges (aggression, oppositional, impulsive, withdrawn). These assessments are conducted to help rule out a specific diagnosis (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Anxiety Disorder).