n assessment entails collaboration between parents and the LRC staff, by sharing information about all aspects of their child’s life, including, development in the physical, social, emotional, academic, and cognitive areas. The information collected will help to answer the questions and concerns posed by parents and school.
An assessment begins with an application form and subsequent interview with parents as well as a review of past testing and assessments, questionnaires and checklists, school reports and work samples. Then the need for direct testing and observations of a child’s behaviour are decided on.
The goal of assessment is to identify the significant factors behind the concerns posed by parents in order to answer their questions.
At times only background information and one test will be needed, at other times many specialists are involved.
At all times we collaborate in a plan to balance what is needed with what parents want to undertake and we advocate for the best interests of each child.