All individuals – including children – have different strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes those differences can result in difficulties at school, both academically and socially.
We can help clarify why a child may be struggling at school, identifying issues such as:
Using a range of tests, our experts will assess your child’s cognitive abilities, social and emotional functioning, academic aptitude, and ability to sustain attention.
We will also inquire into your child’s medical and family history.
With the results of these tests and assessments, we will provide a personalized “road-map” of recommendations to both teachers and parents to help your child meet their full potential.
Parents and teachers meet with one of our team to discuss the assessment. They will share background information and concerns, before taking away forms to complete, to provide insights into the child’s functioning in a variety of settings.
Conducted over a minimum of six hours of one-to-one test administration, the tests are all fun, interactive and positive.
Members of the assessment team discuss their impressions and the testing results, drawing on everyone’s areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive assessment.
Our reports (20-30 pages) provide a comprehensive picture of the child at the time of the assessment, including:
At our debriefing, we meet with the child and parents to present and explain the results in positive terms. We will provide a full treatment plan for the child, including strategies to address problem areas, as well as how to continue to support areas of strength.
Some children may benefit from additional support to address any areas of weakness that are identified during an assessment. The BFDC has services such as psychological counselling and therapy, speech and language therapy, literacy support, and a coach specifically for children with ADHD.