What is an assessment?
SALTIE practitioners are skilled professionals who are trained to gather and interpret information. An assessment uses that experience along with various tools to help understand you.
Types of assessment
SALTIE can assist in the assessments investigating:
- Cognitive functioning (intelligence testing)
- Academic performance
- Adaptive behaviour / skills
- Developmental delay progress
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children and adults
- The Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act
How are evaluations made?
SALTIE adopts a client centred approach. This means your assessment is likely to involve a face-to-face meeting. During an assessment, your psychologist may use different ways to collect and interpret information.
Most interviews have both structured and unstructured elements. In other words, you may be asked questions with a definite answer and more exploratory queries.
A psychologist gains valuable information by observing body language and how clients interact with others.
Testing tools may be used to make assessments. At SALTIE, we use an extensive library of psychometric tools to inform our work. Much testing can now be done using Tablets and interactive technology.