• “I have four children. Two are adopted. I forget which two.”
    - Bob Constantine
  • I offer a holistic, general child assessment that assist parents to obtain an overview of what is happening in the child’s world.
  • “The best securityblanket a child can have is parents who respect each other”
    - Jane Blaustine
  • “Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender to the unseen force behind all life.”
    - Judy Ford
  • “There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so just be a real one”
    – Sue Atkins

Child Assessments

Your child is confronted with new challenges on a daily basis. Sometimes they will adapt rather comfortably, but other times the adjustment might be a little more difficult for them. It is your purpose as their parents to be aware of these experiences and to assist them in formulating appropriate plans forward.

We live in an exciting multi-disciplinary world and because if this, children are often subjected to various assessments before the area of concern is pinpointed. Through adopting a Systems-Approach to Child Assessment, I provide you with a holistic, General Child Assessment that assists you, as well as other professionals who may be involved in your child’s life, to enter into your child’s world.

As a parent, the thought of your child undergoing an assessment may seem petrifying, and unintentionally you may project this onto your child. It is important for you to know that the assessment process does not need to be a scary one for your child. I conduct the assessment in a warm, child-friendly environment, coupled with age appropriate tasks and activities.

The General Child Assessment that I manage can be defined as a process whereby I gather extensive information, through the blending of various techniques to gain insight into what is happening in your child’s world. I work independently, and my purpose is to serve your child’s best interest. I, therefore, provide an unbiased, comprehensive assessment.

The General Child Assessment includes:

  • School and peer relationships;
  • Relationship with parents and siblings;
  • Child’s experience of marital relationship of parents;
  • Other significant people;
  • Relationships in which the child might be experiencing discomfort;
  • Attachment;
  • Broad screening of cognitive development;
  • Screening for possible exposure to trauma including physical and sexual abuse;
  • Personality functioning and temperament.