How does the testing process work?
The initial intake interview where background information will be retrieved, relevant documentation perused and reason for referral discussed. During this interview the psychologist will decide on the most appropriate test battery to administer. This interview is with parents or guardians only in the case of school going children.
The test administration. For optimal results, tests are administered in the mornings to eliminate mental fatigue and optimize concentration. A three hour time slot will be booked for the assessment.
The actual duration of the assessment will depend on various factors including the individual working speed, age, attention span and progression.
Breaks will be provided. Kindly send a drink and snack with your child. The assessment is done with the child only, parents can relax in our waiting area. Under specific circumstances, parts of the assessment might be done with the parents in the room, although this can cause distraction and is not recommended.
All is done to ensure that the client feels comfortable and for the atmosphere to be relaxed. The assessment will be partially done on an iPad.
Feedback session and discussion of results. This again is a parent session. Recommendations will be made and interventions planned. A written report is provided.
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