Psychological Assessments

A psychological assessment is an evaluation of an individual’s intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Results and succeeding recommendations from the assessment process can help an individual understand their strengths and weaknesses, identify what part of their functioning needs support, and plan for any interventions or professional support needed.

Client Journey

  1. Referrals for psychological assessment may come from a doctor or other professionals.
  2. Schedule the assessment appointment with MAGIS. The following documents may be requested if available:
    1. Referral/recommendation letter from a doctor or other professional
    2. Any reports on medical history
    3. For children: reports from educators and allied mental health professionals (e.g., teacher, principal, clinical psychologist, school counselor, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, reading specialist, art therapist, other service providers) that are relevant to concerns about the child
  3. MAGIS provides guidelines for preparing for the assessment
  4. Ideally, at least half a day is recommended to block off for the assessment schedule
Ages

5 years and up

What do we do?

A registered psychologist uses standardized assessment tools to evaluate different aspects of a client’s intellectual, emotional, and behavioral functioning.  In some cases for children, a psychological assessment may be part of an evaluation process for adoption.

How do we do it?

Assessments can cover skills of learning, organization, memory, problem solving; academic skills; behavior; emotions and other areas of psychosocial development/state. Aside from a battery of psychological tests, the psychologist may undergo a series of clinical interviews with both client and client’s stakeholders, and review relevant collateral data provided by the client. The assessment process is culminated by a comprehensive report of results and recommendations prepared by the psychologist.