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.
Step 1: Service Overview
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.
Step 2: Before You Begin
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. These documents are at the starting point of the overall assessment process.
Step 3: Exploration
Depending on the assessment type, it is anticipated that you will participate in one to three online and/or in-person 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.
Step 4: Results
For many individuals, this is where the journey really begins! During your results session, you can expect to meet with the diagnosing psychological associate for one to two hours (depending on your assessment type) 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.