What is the cost of a psycho-educational assessment?


Generally, the process for a psycho-educational assessment would look something like this:​

- Cognitive/intelligence testing to assess a child's learning ability, learning potential, and learning style (2 hours)
- Achievement testing to assess a child's reading, writing and mathematics skills (2 hours)
- Additional testing to further assess areas such as phonological processing, memory, attention, executive functioning, impulsivity (1/2 hour)
- Attention, social-emotional, and/or behavioural checklists completed by parents, teachers and older students
- Parent, teacher and student interviews (1 hour)
- Review of previous report cards and professional assessment reports​ - Scoring, interpretation and report writing (3 hours)
- Meeting with parents/school to review assessment results and recommendations, as well as to provide a written report (1 hour)

With parental consent, we find obtaining information from teachers via telephone consultation and/or behavioural checklists to be helpful in the assessment process.  

The psychologists at Fish Creek Psychology follow the Psychologists' Association of Alberta guidelines of $190/hour. Given the outline provided above and depending on the complexity of the assessment, the number of hours for a psycho-educational assessment would be between 8-9.5 hours ($1520.00 - $1805.00).


Can my child have a psychological assessment before grade 3?


Parents struggle with the decision to start a psycho-educational, social-emotional or behavioural assessment of a child aged 2-8. After all, maybe we don’t need an assessment because:

- It is just a phase.
- Our child will grow out of his or her difficult behaviour.
- Our child will grow out of problems with school.
- The school doesn’t understand our child.
- Our child has bad friends.

​But on the other hand.... maybe, if the assessment is done:

- We will know more about our child.
- We can understand our child’s learning challenges better.
- We will know when to ask for more help. 
- We can be a better advocate for our child
- We can work more effectively with our child’s teacher.
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The psychologists at Fish Creek Psychology have extensive experience working with children and families of preschool children and students in the early grades.  A variety of assessment measures are used with children in this younger age category and the early identification of developmental needs will help to provide the necessary interventions and accommodations for your child in school.

What is the cost of an autism assessment?

Generally, the process for an autism assessment would look something like this:


- Cognitive/Intelligence testing 

- Observation at school or another social setting

- Administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale - Second Edition (ADOS-2) 

- Semi-structured parent interview usually 2-3 hours in length (ADI-R)

- Interview with teacher or daycare provider 

- Social-emotional, behavioural and adaptive functioning checklists completed by parents and teachers

- Review of previous report cards and professional assessment reports​ ​

- Scoring, interpretation and report writing

- Meeting with parents/school to review assessment results and recommendations, as well as to provide a written report


With parental consent, we find obtaining information from teachers via telephone consultation and/or behavioural checklists to be helpful in the assessment process.   ​

The psychologists at Fish Creek Psychology follow the Psychologists' Association of Alberta guidelines of $190/hour.  Given the outline provided above, the number of hours for an autism assessment would be 10.5 hours ($1995.00).


Do you provide counselling services at Fish Creek Psychology? 


Yes, counselling services are available for children, adolescents and adults. Our psychologists provide counselling services for individuals who may be living with:

- Depression

- Poor self-esteem

- Anxiety

- Trauma  (EMDR therapy)​

- Problems with relationships

- Problems with impulse control and self-regulation

- Social and interpersonal skill deficits


Is there coverage for psychological services?

​Parents are encouraged to check their extended benefits packages to see if psychological services are part of their coverage. 

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

Payment can be made by cheque or by Interac e-Transfer.  Some of our psychologists also accept debit and credit card payment.


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Are evening and weekend appointments available? 


The psychologists at Fish Creek Psychology strive to meet the scheduling demands faced by children and their families.  Some evening appointments are available.  Weekend appointments are usually not scheduled.
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​​Is free parking available?


Yes, there are a limited number of visitor parking spaces available by the building front doors. Families may also park on the street or in the nearby shopping mall and car wash parking lots.

    

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