Dr. Kris Pryke & Associates
Information about Psychological Assessments
What is a psychological assessment?
A psychological assessment is a way to discover more about how a child thinks, feels, learns, and behaves. A psychological assessment is a comprehensive investigation of a child's strengths and needs in order to learn more about how to support their development.
Who conducts the assessment?
In this practice, assessments are conducted by Psychologists and/or senior doctoral candidates under supervision of the Psychologist.
How could an assessment be helpful?
What does a “Standard Psycho-Educational Assessment” consist of?
A “standard” assessment meets the needs of the majority of clients who have questions about learning or developmental status. The assessment is tailored to the needs of the individual and typically includes the following:
Preparation of written results and recommendations (~ 6 hours of writing)
What is the cost of a “Standard"
Effective July 2019 a standard assessment costs $3000.00 (15 hours of work at $200.00/hour).
What if my question is about autism? Is that covered by a "standard" assessment?
An assessment of autism requires a cognitive assessment, the procedures of a "standard assessment" as well as a lot of additional, specialized questionnaires and measures.
What happens to the information collected during the assessment?
Results will be shared with parents/guardians verbally.
Who is given information about the assessment findings?
Parents/guardians will receive the results of the assessment in verbal and written format.
o Report experienced or potential abuse, neglect, or maltreatment to Family & Children’s Services.o Report sexual abuse by a Regulated Health Professional to his/her college.
o Take steps to protect the child in instances where a child discloses the intent to harm him or herself or warn others when there is imminent risk of harm to others.
o Provide access to files when so ordered by a court of law.
o Provide files to the College of Psychologists of Ontario for quality assurance and complaint investigations.
What are the risks of having a psychological assessment?
Some parents/guardians or children may be surprised, disappointed, or in disagreement with the findings of an assessment or the suggestions made.
Who can I contact with more questions? ·
Dr. Kris Pryke, C. Psych.