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Butterfly Psychology for Kids are highly experienced in psychological assessments and professional diagnosis of Giftedness, Specific Learning Disorders (e.g. Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia), and Intellectual Disability.

 

We offer consultation support to parents and teachers to discuss your child’s individual needs and make recommendations guided by evidence-based strategies that support your child's development.

Psychological and Educational Assessment

 

Recommended:

  • To determine the level of achievement in areas such as reading, spelling, and writing.

  • To diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder e.g. Dyslexia, Dysgraphia.

  • To identify if a child is presenting as gifted.

Includes:

  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment

  • Comprehensive educational assessment

  • Psychological report

  • Parent consultation

Cognitive Assessment

 

Helpful to identify a child’s general intellectual ability, strengths and weaknesses, and how this may be impacting their performance in the classroom.

Includes:

  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment

  • Psychological report

  • Parent consultation

Parent Consultation

If you are a parent wanting to explore your concerns about your child and have the psychologist answer any questions you have, a direct consultation may be useful.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from:

  • General Practitioners

  • School Psychologists

  • Speech Pathologists

  • Pediatricians

  • Psychiatrists

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Other Allied Health Professionals

  • Parents/guardians can also directly refer their child

 

 

Diagnostic Review Educational Assessment

Recommended if a previous cognitive and educational assessment has been performed and a diagnosis of a Specific Learning Disorder was not made due to the need for more intensive intervention.

 

Following a minimum of 6 months of intervention, this shortened assessment can review whether the child’s academic profile would meet the criteria for a diagnosis of Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia.

Includes:

  • Comprehensive educational assessment

  • Psychological report 

  • Parent Consultation

Cognitive and Adaptive Behaviour Assessment 

 

Recommended to determine if an Intellectual Disability is present.

Includes:

  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment

  • Adaptive behaviour assessment

  • Psychological report

  • Parent consultation

Functional Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy

This assessment involves academic screening in areas including reading, spelling, writing, mathematics and phonological skills.  This assessment is recommended if a recent cognitive assessment has already been performed.  It is also suggested if a comprehensive overview of a child’s current academic achievement is required.

Includes:

  • Comprehensive assessment of literacy and numeracy

  • Psychological report 

  • Parent Consultation