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Assessments can be helpful in understanding your areas of strengths and needs, supporting self-exploration and understanding, and identifying any relevant mental health, academic, or occupational recommendations to support you in reaching your full potential.
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To support our vision and best serve you, our approach to care is rooted in a strength-based, evidence-based, and collaborative model.
Before booking your assessment, you will be provided with a 15-minute consultation (at no cost to you). During your consultation, we will give you an overview of the types of assessments we offer, listen to your reasoning for accessing an assessment, and make sure you are scheduling the right assessment to address your identified areas of strengths and needs.
As part of the investigation process of your strengths and needs, before you meet with your relevant clinician(s) you will be sent standardized psychometric self, observer, and if applicable teacher questionnaires, as well as consent and intake forms. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to provide any report cards and/or past psychological/psychiatric/psychoeducational assessment results that you may have.
Depending on the assessment type, it is anticipated that you will participate in one to three appointments to engage in clinical interviews and standardized testing. It is important to note that at Northern Elm Assessment and Treatment, we work with you and go at your pace. This means that at times, sessions may be shortened and/or additional appointments may be added.
For many individuals, this is where the journey really begins! During your results session, you can expect to meet with a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario for one hour to review the assessment results and if applicable, any recommendations and next steps.
If you are a parent/caregiver who has a child undergoing an assessment, we would be more than happy to set up a separate meeting (at no cost) to review the results with your child in an age-appropriate and strengths-based way.
Types of Assessments
Assessments can help you understand your areas of strengths and needs, supporting self-exploration and understanding.
Designed to explore whether or not you have any mood-, anxiety-, focusing- or trauma-related disorders or symptoms. Often, Mental Health assessments can be useful in facilitating therapeutic treatment planning to better support your overall well-being.
Gifted assessments offer you an insightful glimpse into a your cognitive profile. They can provide valuable information to help determine eligibility for gifted programming, giving you the unique opportunity to learn and grow in your own special way!
Help identify your cognitive, emotional, behavioural, and academic profile. They are designed to look at potential learning disabilities, processing deficits, and executive functioning concerns.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
We will go through an in-depth overview of your developmental history and explore social, communication, and behavioural functioning.