As a part of all assessments, the client will be provided with a psychological report outlining the assessment results, and a feedback session explaining the results.
Cognitive assessment – $750
A cognitive assessment explores a person’s IQ (intelligence quotient), which can be described as their cognitive or thinking abilities. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V) is a cognitive assessment which explores different thinking abilities, including verbal comprehension, visual spatial, fluid reasoning, working memory and processing speed. Cognitive assessments are available for children aged from 6 – 16-years-old.
Academic assessment – $750
An academic assessment explores a person’s academic achievement in different areas. The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test Third Edition (WIAT-III) is an assessment of academic skills that measures a person’s academic abilities in the areas of reading, writing, oral language and mathematics. Academic assessments are available for individuals from 4 – 50-years-old.
Cognitive and academic assessment, including for Specific Learning Disorder – $1200
Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which involves continuing difficulties with reading, writing and/or mathematics. SLD assessment involves assessing the child’s cognitive and academic skills using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test Third Edition (WIAT-III). Assessment for SLD is available for children aged from 6 – 16 years old.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment – $1750
ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder involving difficulties with social interactions, communication and behaviour. An ASD assessment for children and adolescents involves collating parent and teacher observations, including a semi-structured interview with the parent and questionnaire measures for parent and teacher, in addition to an assessment of adaptive behaviour (i.e. everyday living skills) and clinician observations. It also involves an assessment of the child’s or adolescent’s cognitive abilities, including exploring whether the child may also have an Intellectual Disability or strengths and/or weaknesses in particular cognitive abilities.
The following represents the assessments typically administered as part of an ASD assessment. Some assessments may be added or removed at the clinician’s discretion and in consultation with the client:
- Childhood Autism Rating Scale Second Edition (CARS-2)
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
- Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales Third Edition (Vineland-3)
- Social and emotional screeners (e.g. Child Behavioural Checklist and/or Social Responsiveness Scale Second Edition)
- Play-based observation in the clinic and/or naturalistic observation at home or school, if necessary
ASD assessments are offered for children and adolescents aged 6 – 16-years-old, although ASD assessments without cognitive assessment may also be offered for adults. A screening process is in place to ensure suitability for ASD assessment within the scope of what we are able to offer at Align Psychology.
Intellectual disability (ID) assessment – $1000
ID involves low general intellectual functioning and significant challenges with adaptive behaviour (i.e. everyday living skills). An assessment for ID involves a cognitive assessment using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children 5th edition (WISC-V) and an adaptive behaviour assessment using the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales Third Edition (Vineland-3). Other assessments may also be included at the clinician’s discretion. ID assessments are available for children aged from 6 – 16-years-old.