At Sage, we provide comprehensive neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments and cognitive testing for adults, adolescents, and children. These assessments may help to get a thorough understanding of psychological, social, or educational functioning, the challenges you or your child are facing, as well as your personal strengths, preferences and goals.
Our experienced psychologists and psychiatrists will work with you to identify the best assessment approach for you or your child’s needs. With your goals and comfort in mind, we aim to provide a thorough understanding of the challenges you or your child are facing, make tailored recommendations to enhance well-being, and advocate for you or your child’s needs where appropriate.
Your child might benefit from a psychological or cognitive assessment if:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessment
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people interact with others, communicate, learn, and behave. You can read more about this on our Autism Spectrum Disorder service page.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessment
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. It is important to note that attention spans of children or adults with ADHD are interest (pleasure) driven instead of priority driven. You can read more about this on our Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) service page.
This type of assessment is used to identify a child or adolescents learning and behavioural strengths and weaknesses in educational sessions. For example, a school-related assessment may be used to identify a learning disability in the areas of reading, writing, or math, or if there are aspects the child/adolescent is particularly gifted at.
Your child might benefit from a psychoeducational assessment if:
IQ testing can be useful to identify strengths and weaknesses and make adaptations whilst playing to your strengths.
You might find it helpful to have a Cognitive Functioning assessment if:
A formal memory assessment may be recommended for some adults after completing the cognitive functioning tests mentioned above, depending on identified areas of difficulty.
Assessments of Executive Functioning
Executive functioning involves the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, and multitask effectively. Specific tests for executive functioning may be recommended after completing cognitive functioning tests, depending on areas of difficulty that were highlighted during the assessment.
Personality assessments involve exploration of personality traits and styles in order to confirm or refine clinical diagnoses, inform interventions, or predict behaviors in different occupational, educational, clinical or forensic settings.
Typically, you will meet with a Psychologist or Psychiatrist for an initial screening assessment, where information will be gathered on what has brought you to see a professional. The clinician will explore your concerns and the impact of these concerns, alongside strengths and abilities. They will also need to screen for other possible contributing factors to the difficulties you are noticing such as mental health and factors related to upbringing and lifestyle.
If the assessment is for a child or adolescent, the initial screening assessment will involve an in-depth developmental interview with parents, and we will likely liaise with their school for a further understanding of the concerns. From there, we will discuss the recommended pathway for assessment, if this is indicated.
If testing is recommended, you will then schedule an appointment or series of appointments (depending on the assessments selected) in order to complete the tests. The duration of these appointments will be dependent on the type of tests being administered.
After testing has been completed, your clinician will score and interpret the results, before arranging a follow up session to feedback and make specific, tailored recommendations, including next steps.
If you think you or your child could benefit from any of the above assessments, then get in touch with us at Sage to discuss the next steps.
These tests are designed for identifying the natural abilities of children as well as those aspects where they are weak and needs help. Career tests can be very useful for selecting the field in which children/adolescent wish to develop their career.
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Dr Bisi Laniyan is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with over a decade of experience in the mental health and wellbeing sector.
Dr. Charlotte Cousins is Clinical Psychologist from the UK with over ten years’ experience of working with children, teenagers, adults, and families.
Dr Wafa Saoud is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist, specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and emerging adults.
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