Psychological Assessment pyschological-counseling

About 12 to 15 % of all school children have one or another form of learning difficulty. It may overwhelm and distress us and during such times exploring the situation with a professional counselor may help us analyze and uncomplicated the issue. It's better to take proactive measures to identify this learning block at the earliest. A stitch in times saves nine holds true here. Our assessments sessions aim to provide individuals to identify and address emotional, educational and behavioral issues so as to empower them in making conscious and informed choices. Ripples take pride in being equipped with the best tests available for children.

Frequently Asked Questions about Psychological Assessments:

What is a Psychological Assessment?
A psychological assessment evaluates thinking, learning and behaviour. The assessment may include interviews, observation, testing and consultation with other professionals, if required.
Why have an Assessment?
A psychological assessment is helpful in identifying your child's strengths and weaknesses and will lead to specific recommendations for academic, emotional and behavioral intervention.
How should I prepare my child for an Assessment?
Children feel less anxious when they know what to expect. Be sure your child knows that there will be no physical exam, needles or medicine. For younger children, highlight the play aspect, focusing on the puzzles and games. For older children, it is best to describe both games and school-type work, which does not involve marks.
What should I bring on the day of the Assessment?
Please bring school notebooks, copies of recent report cards and any previous assessments reports of any kind (e.g. psychological, psychiatric, speech and language, OT etc.). If your child wears glasses or a hearing aid, please make sure to bring these to assessment session.
What can I expect after the Assessment is completed?
The psychologist will meet with you to discuss your child's results. A written report will be given to you, outlining the results of the assessment and the recommendations and guidance for intervention. I n most cases with younger children the feedback sessions involve parents only, but if your child is older, you may wish to include your child in the feedback session. We will remain available to you for consultation should you have any concerns in the future.