We provide a variety of treatments and assessments at BPS.

Diagnostic assessments

The purpose of diagnostic assessments is to determine the type and the severity of the symptoms that you are experiencing. Determining the type and severity of symptoms helps in deciding what kind of treatment will be beneficial. Diagnostic assessments are also important in establishing a baseline or snapshot of how you are doing prior to treatment in order to determine if treatment is effective. Typically diagnostic assessments include both self-report questionnaires, as well as a semi-structured interview with your clinician. Diagnostic assessments are used to make or clarify a diagnosis.

Psychoeducational assessments

The purpose of psychoeducational assessments is to determine the nature and degree of a person's academic abilities, academic strengths and difficulties, as well as their learning styles. Psychoeducational assessments can be used to determine the grade level at which a child or young person is functioning or their level of academic achievement.

Intellectual assessments

The purpose of an intellectual assessment is to determine an individual's level of intellectual functioning (i.e., IQ) and ascertain his or her intellectual abilities and weaknesses. Intellectual assessments are conducted by administering an IQ test, such as the WISC or WAIS. They are also used to identify a range of learning difficulties and developmental delays.

Assessing giftedness

Gifted assessments are usually done in order to determine whether or not a child or young person has the intellectual ability to qualify for an application into a giftedness program and whether or not the child or young person would benefit from an enriched learning environment in order to success at school.

Functional assessments

The purpose of a functional assessment is to determine the degree to which an individual is able to complete a range of activities at home or work. Functional assessments are used for a variety of purposes, include determining whether an employee is ready to return to work, the appropriateness of a certain job, or whether or not an employee is able to successfully execute certain activities or tasks while on the job. Functional assessments are also used to determine the impact of accidents (e.g., motor vehicle accidents, workplace related accidents).

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