Adult Psychological Assessments

We offer psychological testing services for adults 18 years and older. Standardized and internationally recognized tools and procedures are used by Psychologists in Psych Connect.

Through these detailed assessments, our Psychologists can obtain important information about an individual's unique behaviours and needs. With an in-depth understanding of the individual, your psychologist can:

  • Assess or re-assess your current diagnosis
  • Assess suitability of current treatment
  • Recommend and develop an individualized treatment plan

Testing is most often completed within 1 – 3 sessions, each lasting between two to three hours in duration. An evaluation report will be completed within 2 weeks of the last testing session, and provided to the client during a final feedback session.

Types of psychological assessments available include:

1. Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation

The comprehensive diagnostic assessment aims to evaluate a range of neurodevelopmental, personality, learning and mental health conditions. The assessment could serve as a re-assessment to evaluate effectiveness of treatment and/or initial diagnosis for treatment planning (in the event that conditions were not previously examined in childhood or adolescence).

For instance, we can assess for:

2. Cognitive Assessment (Otherwise known as IQ Testing)
3. Neuropsychological Assessments

A Neuropsychological Assessment is appropriate if you have some of the following concerns:

  • Discrepancies between ability and academic performance
  • Difficulties with reading, writing, handwriting and/or math
  • Poor grades/work performance or highly variable grades/work performance
  • Lower than expected performance on standardized tests
  • Difficulty completing timed task and projects
  • Procrastination, tendency to work slowly
  • Easily distracted, easily frustrated, restless, or impulsive
  • Problems with planning and organization
  • Problems with moodiness, anxiety or social relationships
  • Difficulites with attention and concentration
  • Difficulties with motor speed and dexterity
  • Changes in short-term memory, asks the same question repeatedly
  • Frequently loses items, gets lost easily
  • Experiences confusion
  • Has language difficulty; has difficulty speaking or finding words or cannot understand what others say
  • Has difficulty recognizing things
  • Has visuospatial difficulties including difficulty drawing or using a map
  • Has poor judgment/decision-making
  • Has an unnexplained change in personality, increase in anxiety or depression, development of delusions or hallucinations
  • Has new difficulty with understanding or managing bills or finances
  • Is unable to recognize familiar persons