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What Is Psychological Testing?

Psychological Testing/Assessments is an advanced process used to assess one’s strength in areas of need using standardized tests. An assessment involves a series of tests that measure factors such as intelligence, behaviour, emotions, and more.

Psychological assessments are crucial in understanding an individual’s mental and emotional well-being. At Onyx, we offer comprehensive clinical assessments and psychological testing services to provide insights into various aspects of mental health. These assessments are vital for diagnosing conditions, planning treatment, and evaluating progress.

The Decision To Pursue An Assessment Might Arise When:

  • Signs of struggles with oral language, reading, writing, mathematics, or attention are observed in you or your child.

  • A child’s teacher observes and points out academic or behavioural challenges in the classroom.

  • There’s a desire for specific, targeted recommendations to secure additional services or support in educational or professional settings.

  • It’s a transitional phase, like moving from junior high to high school or high school to university, and an updated assessment might be beneficial.

  • Signs of struggles with oral language, reading, writing, mathematics, or attention are observed in you or your child.

  • A child’s teacher observes and points out academic or behavioural challenges in the classroom.

  • There’s a desire for specific, targeted recommendations to secure additional services or support in educational or professional settings.

  • It’s a transitional phase, like moving from junior high to high school or high school to university, and an updated assessment might be beneficial.

What Are The Steps Of An Assessment?

What Are The Steps Of An Assessment?

  • During this time, the psychologist spends time going through the informed consent process with the individual (if 18+) or their legal guardian/s. During this meeting, background information (i.e., developmental milestones, family history, medical information) and presenting concerns are gathered. Depending on the age of the child, they may also be encouraged to participate in part of the initial interview process.

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  • The psychologist will collaborate with the client’s teachers, spouse, coaches, neighbours, and/or allied health professionals.

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  • The results of an assessment are finalized into a comprehensive report, and recommendations for home, school/work, and treatment are provided.

What Are The Benefits and Risks Of A Psych-Ed?

Benefits

1

A better understanding of one’s cognitive, academic, behavioural, and social-emotional functioning

2

Formal identification of difficulties will help an individual advocate for appropriate support

3

Accommodations will be provided that are individualized to your one’s learning profile

Risks

1

The underlying problems may be different than what you initially expect

2

A formal diagnosis may be difficult to process – however, our psychologist will provide resources and supports to help you and your family understand a new diagnosis.

What Are The Outcomes Of And Assessment

Self Understanding / Formal Diagnosis

Verification of Disability

Treatment Planning

Monitoring for Progress

Recommended Resources & Accommodations

Should I Consider Psychological Testing For Myself or My Child?

A psychological assessment can be an insightful tool for anyone looking to understand their needs better. It is especially beneficial for those facing:​

  • Difficulties in school or work.

  • Emotional or behavioural challenges.

  • Complex mental health conditions.

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