ATIC offers child assessments for children of all ages. Prior to a session, an initial consultation followed by a recommendation of assessment/clinician in order to establish an appropriate intervention plan.
ATIC will schedule assessments according to their therapists schedule so booking ahead is essential. In order to provide the necessary preparation and tools necessary.
Cognitive/Intellectual assessment is unlike a school examination. Cognition/Intelligence is a complex and much larger concept than can be assessed and documented through one method of intelligence testing. The child assessments consists of a process of engaging activities that provides a broad sampling of his or her thinking abilities.
ATIC has a wide range of assessment tools to assess your child’s Intelligence Testing.
When there are question surrounding why your child is not performing as well as they should academically, there is a need for achievement testing.
These child assessments will assess your child’s academic potential/Intelligence testing, and in addition includes achievement tests to assess and understand the child’s level of reading, writing, spelling, and ability to do maths.
ATIC also offers
The Educational Diagnostic Art(s) Therapy Assessment (Ed. DATA©). This assessment provides a comprehensive cognitive and emotional evaluation. Using ATIC’s neuroscience approach to identify strengths and weaknesses of a child in relation to their academic potential.
This screening assessment aims to enhance the child’s learning potential and aid parents/caregivers, teachers, in developing the child’s strengths and potential to learn. The aim is to provide early intervention as prevention, to limit the potential of a child falling behind academically and to evaluate their strengths that can be harnessed in order to reach their fullest academic potential. These child assessments combine both academic achievement testing and an emotional evaluation, assessing your child’s ability to cope with the pressures of school.
ATIC’s therapists will provide a comprehensive report and will give recommendations on how to better help your child cope with the school demands.
The Diagnostic Assessment is designed to specifically tailor assessments in an attempt to answer questions or concerns you may have about your child. There may be some observable concerns but it is difficult to fully comprehend what is happening.
An initial consultation would be required so that ATIC’s therapists would guide you based on their observations, and collected information on what assessment suits the needs of your child. Diagnostic assessment helps to identify problem areas and diagnose your child based on international criteria.
ATIC uses a variety of assessment tools to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
ATIC’s psychotherapists are specialized in the expressive arts therapies which has the ability to assess children who are lacking in verbal communication and comprehension. ATIC believes it is important to cover a variety of areas when testing for ASD in order to make sure that the diagnosis given is accurate. ATIC believes in addition to international assessment criteria for ASD, creative arts therapy approaches and assessment supplementing an Autism assessment provides you with a fully comprehensive assessment which is manageable for children of this population.
Do you wonder if your child is the next Einstein, Mozart, or Vincent Van Gogh?
Does your child display promising leadership?
Do their teachers say they appear to surpass their peers?
If you are considering whether your child meets criteria for a Gifted Diagnosis according to International Standards, then this assessment is tailored for your child. The test administration consists of different measures to ensure all areas including social and emotional functioning are covered. Your child will be assessed on his/her ability to excel in the intellectual and academic realms.
Socio/Emotional Behavioural Asssessments
At times it is difficult to understand what children are thinking or feeling. If your child seems to be withdrawn, or anxious, this assessment will help uncover the underlying problems they may be facing. This comprehensive evaluation is designed to help understand your child’s behaviour in both the home and school settings.
Projective child assessments are a way to uncover your child’s psyche. This comprehensive assessment helps understand his/her interpersonal relationships, emotional concerns, and responses to anger or rejection, behavioural concerns to name but a few.
ATIC’s psychotherapists implement a variety of projective assessments inclusive of art therapy, music therapy and play therapy. These measures are non-threatening in their format, colourful, creative and help the child feel at ease rebuking a test situation. ATIC specializes in projective assessments.
Head injury can lead to many problems in executive functioning for a child later on in life, especially if not identified at an early age.
Concerned about an open head or closed head injury? After the injury, has your child’s behaviour changed? Does it seem there might be some personality concerns as well?
This comprehensive assessment helps to pinpoint which areas of your child’s brain may be affected and includes recommendations on how to best help with potential problems in the future.
Developmental Delay Asessment
Infants respond to parental touch and smell. They can search their mothers’ faces and turn to look in the direction of their caregivers’ voice. Infants also begin cooing and babbling at a certain age.
What happens when your baby does not seem to do reaching for you or responding to sound? These child assessments are designed to evaluate developmental delays is ideal if you are considering there may be some problems at a young age.
ATIC provides comprehensive and integrated multi-disciplinary assessments for:
- Children and parents involved in complex custody and access disputes
- Victims of child abuse
- Young offenders
- Youth-at-risk of committing offences
ATIC is specialized in assessments for vulnerable children with the most sensitive of concerns. ATIC’s arts therapists have the ability through art, music, and play to navigate and understand the child’s/adolescents mental health in the most non-threatening manner.
ATIC is dedicated to preserving the rights of all children. ATIC provides detailed reports for:
- Prosecution Services/Court Social services
ATIC provides an inclusive school visit assessment, with detailed observation, consultation and tailored programmes (subject to consent from guardian and school).
ATIC can conduct Home Visit consultations and assessments. Subject to availability and dependent on the needs of the adult/child (home visits are typically administered when the adult/child e.g. is unable to come to the centre due to a debilitating illness).
Booking your Assessment
ATIC will schedule assessments according to their therapists schedule, so booking ahead is essential, in order to provide the necessary preparation and tools necessary.