Psychological and diagnostic Assessments

About Our Assessments

At The Redpath Centre, we provide assessments for people of all ages and in all stages of life. Assessments help us understand past and current behaviours and concerns which lead to a determination of a diagnosis and suitable supports or interventions. Our neuro-developmental assessments cover a variety of conditions, including:

Components of our Assessments

1

Intellectual & Cognitive

This assessment involves the evaluation of verbal and non-verbal skills, thinking and reasoning abilities.

2

Academic
Assessment

This component provides an academic level overall, and grade equivalents in reading, math, spelling and comprehension

3

Memory &
Attention

Examines ability to remember or recognize information in the short-term and long-term, and determines attention span.

4

Functional Assessment

This assesses functional abilities or daily living skills, with suggestions for areas in need of development.

5

Executive
Functioning

A review of Executive Functioning examines one’s ability to plan, initiate, and organize activities and tasks. This also evaluates the ability to regulate behaviour and emotion.

6

Mental Health
Assessment

This includes an assessment of anxiety and depression relative to age, other mental health concerns, and overall emotional status.

7

Sensory
Assessment

This assessment gathers information on sensory processing, specifically sensory seeking and avoiding behaviours.

8

Disorder-Specific
Assessment

This includes characteristics of specific neuro-developmental disorders such as ASD or ADHD

Frequently Asked Questions

OHIP does not cover the cost of assessment; however, many private insurance plans cover all or part of the cost. If the person requesting the assessment is a student at a College or University, and is receiving OSAP, they may qualify for a bursary to cover the cost of assessment. If a psychological assessment has been done by another practitioner in the recent past, that may reduce the time and cost involved. This should be discussed with the Psychologist who is completing the assessment.
The cost of assessment covers the assessment appointments with the Psychologist in which clinical interviews take place and tests and measures are completed. As well, the cost covers the completion of a written report and feedback to the person, and their supports, about the findings. If the client requests additional forms or letters be completed following the assessment, there may be an additional fee at the discretion of the assessor.
A referral from a physician is not required: many individuals self-refer.
No, a formal diagnosis is not required in order to receive services. However, it may be helpful to have a formal assessment in the future in order to inform the therapeutic work with us.