Assessments

Psychological assessments incorporate IQ Testing, Achievement Testing, Psycho-Educational Assessments, Diagnostic Assessments and Autism Assessments. Psychological Assessments are important to understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the child and provide comprehensive report with tailor-made recommendations to support the child’s needs and advance their talents.

Our Psychological Team is here for you and your family. Most private practices world wide, may block time slots for assessments and therapy based on your first contact. We spend the time getting to know you and your child by addressing your concerns through email enquiry or call in order to make sure we discuss all your concerns in detail and tailor all our services to your child. Then, during the initial consult, you can determine whether you feel the therapist assigned is a good fit for your family.

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We have a great team made up of international and local psychologists who speak many different languages. We care about your family and will do our utmost to ensure you feel at home with us.

Initial Consultation

Not in Singapore?

We understand that in some parts of the globe, it may be difficult to find specialized services to suit the unique needs of your child. We offer exclusive Phone Consults, where you may discuss your concerns confidentially with a certified professional. This way, you can gain more insight into your child’s difficulties and get honest feedback concerning further recommendations if needed. Many of our families fly in for a weekend if needed to have all assessments completed and mailed to your international address when completed within two weeks.

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessment is important to understand the root cause of the challenges a child may be facing. Psychological assessment incorporates formal testing with assessment tools that are valid and reliable and are recognized worldwide. Our department is always purchasing the most updated and relevant assessment tools to stay at the fore-front.

Evaluations are comprehensive and incorporate:

  • Initial consult (interview with parents)
  • Testing sessions (with child) may include up to 4 testing sessions
  • Questionnaire filled by parents/caregivers and teachers
  • School Visit (optional)
  • Comprehensive report with Recommendations
  • Feedback session with parents
Cognitive Assessment

Intellectual assessment is unlike a school examination. It is a process of engaging in activities with a child that provides a broad sampling of his or her thinking abilities.

Intelligence is a much larger concept then what can be assessed and documented through intelligence tests.

Academic Achievement

When there is a question why your child is not performing as well as they should, we offer achievement testing.

In these tests we will assess your child’s academic potential or Intelligence testing and we will supplement this with achievement tests to assess the child’s level of reading, writing, spelling, and ability to do math.

The psychologist will provide a comprehensive report and will give recommendations of how to better help your child cope with the school demands.

Diagnostic Assessment

The Diagnostic Assessment is designed to specific tailor the tests to questions or concerns you may have about your child. There may be some observable concerns but it is difficult to fully comprehend what is happening. This assessment helps to identify problem areas and diagnose your child based on international criteria.

Autism Assessment

We use a variety of assessment tools to diagnose Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD), and Asperger Syndrome.

It is important to cover a few areas when testing for these disorders in order to make sure that the diagnosis given is accurate.

ADOS-2 is an assessment designed to diagnose Autism.

The ADOS-2, or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (WPS, 1999), is a standardized, semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction and play for individuals who may have autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. The ADOS-2 assessment consists of standardized activities that allow the examiner to observe behaviors identified as important in children with autism spectrum disorders. Structured activities and materials provide standard contexts in which social interactions, communication and other behaviors relevant to pervasive developmental disorders are likely to appear.

We provide ADOS-2 assessment to children, as part of an Autism assessment package which includes IQ testing and/or adaptive behavior scale. The ADOS-2 assessment allows us to diagnose autism, and to indicate where on the spectrum the child is. Such diagnosis is useful for:

  • Placement in autism-specific schools
  • Establish baseline for intervention (e.g. repeating the ADOS-2 test after intervention can show improvement along the spectrum)
  • Eliminate or confirm autism for suspected cases (especially for shy children or children with verbal difficulties)
Gifted Assessment

Wonder if your child is the next Mozart or Einstein?

Do teachers say they seem to excel well past others in the classroom?

If you are considering whether your child meets criteria for a Gifted Diagnosis according to International Standards, then this assessment is tailored for your child. The test administration consists of different measures to ensure all areas including social and emotional functioning are covered. Your child will be assessed on his/her ability to excel in the intellectual and academic realms.

Social & Emotional Assessment

Social & Emotional Assessment also known as Behavioral Assessment

Children live in a world of their own and often times it is difficult to understand what they may be thinking or feeling. If your child seems to be more withdrawn or anxious than before, this assessment will help uncover the problems they may be facing.

This comprehensive evaluation is designed to help understand your child’s behavior in both the home and school settings.

Projective Assessments

Dynamics is currently one of the few places in Singapore with clinical psychologists trained in the Exner Comprehensive System of scoring for the Rorschach Inkblot Test.

Projective assessments are a way to uncover your child’s psyche. This comprehensive assessment helps understand his/her interpersonal relationships, emotional concerns, responses to anger or rejection, behavioral concerns and so forth.

Various other projective measures are also available. These measures are non-threatening in their format, colorful and help the child feel at ease in the test situation.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychological Assessment looks at relationship between the human brain and behaviour. Research shows that it is based upon the dynamic location of functions, with the aim of investigating higher cortical functions, such as attention, memory, language, among others (Costa et al., 2004). Neuropsychological assessment correlates test findings with the neurological/behavioral disorder and establish which part of the brain is likely to be involved (Costa et al., 2004).

This comprehensive assessment helps to pinpoint which areas of your child’s brain may be affected and includes recommendations on how to best help with potential problems in the future.

Developmental Delay Assessment

Infants respond to parental touch and smell. They can search their mothers’ faces and turn to look in the direction of their caregivers’ voice. Infants also begin cooing and babbling at a certain age.

What happens when your baby does not seem to do reaching for you or responding to sound?

An assessment designed to evaluate developmental delays is ideal if you are considering there may be some problems at a young age.

School Visit

A comprehensive and cohesive assessment incorporates a School Visit. School Visit provides information that cannot be obtained via formal testing or interview with parents. A psychologist may suggest during the initial consult to go for a School Visit to observe how the child is functioning in the school setting. This will provide am important aspect of information for the psychologist when assessing a child.

Schools, doctors or parents may refer a child for an assessment to understand the root cause of the child’s challenges at school, home or social environment. When the challenges are manifested in school a School Visit is beneficial to understand those challenges and help support the conclusions made by the formal testing.