The Social Worker will meet with you and your child to discuss the process and discuss any concerns you may have.
The Nurse Practitioner will ask you questions about your child's medical history, growth and development, and complete a full physical examination. This will include taking photographs and measurements of your child’s eyes, upper lip and the area between the upper lip and nose (the palpebral fissure). Please ensure that your child is not wearing any eye makeup and that his/her upper lip is completely visible.
The Psychologist will be working directly with you and your child to assess many different areas of your child’s functioning including:
- memory and learning
- problem solving skills
- academic achievement
- social function
- behavioural function
- emotional function
Children usually find most of the tests interesting and fun! You will be asked to complete several questionnaires that ask about different areas of your child’s functioning.
The Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you to assess your child’s coordination, play skills, fine motor skills (colouring, printing and cutting) and self-help skills (feeding, toileting, dressing) through observation and questionnaires in a relaxed, play environment.
The Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) will work with you to assess your child’s communication (listening and speaking) skills through observation and questionnaires in a relaxed, play environment.