“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid” – Albert Einstein
“There is no such thing as a lazy child, or a child who does not apply themselves or could try harder. There is only avoidance of discomfort and a fatigue from cycling uphill. Let your child even the playing field and get the help they need to unlock their full potential” – Jeanie Cavé, Clinical Psychologist
Parents or caregivers often know instinctively that their child needs help but they aren’t sure where to start.
It is very important to find specialists with a track record for working with children. At Impact Therapy we have two members of the team with a strong focused on working with children and adolescents.
Undergoing a comprehensive assessment to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the inner world of your child is often a valuable first step in better understanding your child and unlocking their full potential.Results are discussed in a feedback session along with a comprehensive report to guide decision making.
“It is important to take the time to work with each child or adolescent to ensure that you can understand and assess what the issue may be. I really enjoy talking to each of my clients. No two are exactly the same which is why I use a variety of assessment techniques and methods.” – Chris Uitzinger, Educational Psychologist, conducts assessments with children and adolescents at Impact Therapy Centre.
A holistic understanding of a child’s neurodevelopmental, emotional, cognitive and educational functioning provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to make informed decisions about their children.
These assessments are conducted with children of school-going age and seek to highlight strengths and challenges in various areas of functioning.
These tests typically will make use of a range of different tests to help you understand what is going on. These may range from IQ tests to cognitive profiling and and ADHD screening.
These types of assessments are useful in gaining a holistic understanding and more insight into the inner world of a child. These assessments are indicated where there are concerns around a child’s social, emotional and behavioural functioning.