How does the testing process work?
Step 1 - Questionnaires
Upon booking an assessment intake appointment questionnaires may be sent for parent, teacher and/or self-ratings, to get a better understanding of current symptons and functioning.
Step 2 - Intake Interview
In the initial intake interview where background information will be discussed, 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.
Step 3 - Test Administration
For optimal results, tests are administered in the mornings to eliminate mental fatigue and optimise concentration. A three hour time slot will be booked for the assessment.
The actual duration of the assessment will depend on various factors including which tests are being administered, 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.
Step 4 - Results and Feedback Session
This again is a parent session. Results will be discussed, recommendations will be made and interventions planned. A written report is provided.