Developmental disabilities describe a group of conditions that affect cognitive, physical, emotional, and behavioural development and regulation. These conditions develop in the early developmental period and usually last throughout one's lifetime. Each individual is impacted differently in their home, school, and work life.
Our developmental disability assessment includes a document review, clinical interview (with developmental and background history collection), and an assessment of cognitive functioning and adaptive skills. A formal measure of mental health may be included if necessary. This assessment is appropriate for use in applying to the DSO (Developmental Services Ontario) for access to services and funding. Each assessment will be tailored to meet your or your child's/adolescent's needs.
Read How to Access Services for more information on how to apply to the DSO.
Where: Available at both our Fort Erie and St. Catharines locations.
How: Testing days are in person while the initial consultation and results visits can be in person, by video, or by phone.
Who: Services available for children (6 and up), adolescents, and adults.
Price: Please call our office for a quote. Extended health benefits may cover a portion or all of your treatment.
The assessment begins with intake information and an interview. It is helpful if you can provide a copy of any prior assessment results, a recent report card, and a writing sample. The assessment is completed in 1 day over 4 hours.
Two weeks following the last date of testing, you are invited to a results visit in which all testing results and diagnoses will be explained to you. A summary report will also be provided for you to take to your school or physician.
Please arrive for testing well prepared:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.