New Hope Assessment Centre makes every effort to make the diagnostic testing process a positive experience.
From our warm, friendly testing environment to our comprehensive reports and highly detailed recommendations, our focus is on helping individuals identify, understand, and work through their unique learning challenges in a way that is comfortable and non-threatening.
Initial Telephone Call
When you call to inquire about diagnostic testing, you will speak with the Coordinator, who will gather basic information about you or your child and your areas of concern.
During this conversation, the Intake Coordinator will answer any questions you may have about testing and schedule an initial appointment.
The initial interview is an in-depth conversation with the New Hope Assessment Centre psychologist in which you will be asked to provide more information about yourself or your child, including medical, family, and educational histories.
You will be asked to describe your areas of concern more fully, along with the context in which you or your child has difficulty. The information gathered in this session helps us to determine what types of tests we should perform and to make practical recommendations based on your particular situation.
Appointments for testing can usually be made within one to two weeks of the initial interview.
During the evaluations we consider each person’s unique needs, and we select assessment tools from the fields of cognitive assessment, neuropsychological assessment, educational assessment, and social and emotional testing.
Once the assessment process is complete, you will then meet with the psychologist to review the findings, their significance, and possible courses of action.
New Hope Assessment Centre’s reports are recognized for their detailed analysis and comprehensive recommendations. Supported by the findings of the assessments, these recommendations form an in-depth action plan that enables you or your child to move forward with confidence.
Battery of Tests
A battery of tests is administered to meet the demand for a quick, relatively inexpensive screening for reading and writing problems in children ages four and above.
Using standardized measures, this 30 to 45-minute screening assesses the adequacy of the brain-based skills that underlie early academic success.
If weaknesses are found in phonological processing, sound/symbol and sight word knowledge, lexical retrieval, vocabulary, or visual-motor integration, interventions can be targeted efficiently.
Administered by a doctoral level psychologist, relevant behavioural and emotional issues are also identified. The brief report includes scores, summary, and recommendations.
The battery of tests is also used on-site by local private schools to provide a convenient and thorough assessment of their kindergarten or early elementary students.
New Hope Assessment Centre works with school directors and learning specialists to design screening days that meet the school and parents’ needs in terms of financial considerations, informational sessions, and identifying appropriate interventions both inside and out of the school.