INTERESTED IN ASSESSMENT?
STC is now offering Assessment and Diagnosis in collaboration with Lara Sigurdson and Associates. Please contact Lara's office directly for more information.
• PHONE: (705) 722-3729
• LOCATION: 150 Dunlop St. East, Unit 104, Barrie, Ontario L4M 6H1. Aurora office also available for assessment if preferred.
• WEBSITE: www.larasigurdson.com
You can also contact us at STC at 905-851-7955.
At Lara Sigurdson and Associates we conduct a number of assessments for different purposes, for adults, adolescents and children.
These assessments are conducted in order to gain a better understanding of an individual's psychological profile and determine if there is a diagnosis present. Testing involves an interview with a clinician, and the completion of a number of psychological questionnaires and tests. Lara Sigurdson and Associates is a facility that is licenced to conduct psychological assessment for individuals who have been in a motor vehicle accident or have made claims through the WSIB.
These assessments are completed in order to gain a better understanding of a person's learning profile. Schools and physicians recommend children have these assessments done if they are demonstrating academic difficulties or behavioural/emotional concerns. Adults also come for assessment, in order to determine if they are struggling with ADHD, a learning disability or other issues. Testing includes IQ, academic, neurological (if warranted) and psychological measures.
ASSESSMENTS FOR AUTISM:
These assessments include cognitive, behavioural, adaptive testing as well as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). This diagnostic assessment helps to determine whether individuals satisfy the criteria for an autism diagnosis, and provide recommendations for intervention.
ASSESSMENTS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS:
These assessments include cognitive, behavioural, and adaptive testing for children typically under the age of eight, in order to determine if delays in development are present, and provide recommendations for intervention.
CAREER AND EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS:
These assessments analyse an individual's personality, intellect, acquired work skills and interests in order to determine suitable areas of possible work. High school students who are unclear about their area of focus for post-secondary education often have an assessment done in order to determine a suitable area of study in university or college. Individuals in the work force who are interested in making an informed choice about a career change benefit from this type of assessment as well.