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Assessment Services

Cognitive, Academic and Psychoeducational Assessments

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Cognitive, academic and psychoeducational assessments identify areas of strength and need with respect to academic and cognitive functioning. They are helpful in identifying unique learning needs that may be affecting your child or adolescent’s success at school and also may be used to identify giftedness. Comprehensive psychoeducational assessments also explore other behavioural and emotional issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, ADHD) that may need to be addressed when developing effective learning or intervention plans.

Forensic Assessments

forensic assessments

Forensic assessments are structured evaluations that assist in answering a specific legal question. In criminal cases they are used to provide the Court, defense or Crown counsel with a sense of an individual’s state of mind at the time of the offense, the individual’s level of risk for future violence or other criminal behaviour, and/or what services are needed to reduce the individual’s risk for future violence or criminal behaviour.

Parenting Capacity Assessments

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Parenting capacity assessments are comprehensive evaluations that identify a parent or caregiver's overall ability to appropriately care for his or her children. These assessments evaluate the parent or caregiver, the parenting environment, and the fit between parent and child. From this, recommendations are made that promote the best interests of the children and may include placement options, short and long term planning suggestions, treatment recommendations and services that may help the parent address problem areas.

Personality, Behaviour and Diagnostic Assessments

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Personality, behaviour and diagnostic assessments explore various aspects of an individual’s functioning. These assessments are useful in formulating a diagnosis and guiding treatment. They can also help identify barriers to progress and assist in developing an intervention plan best suited to the individual and his or her situation.