New Paths of Reacting

Behavioural Assessments


 

In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how

- Janet Lansbury


Some children, adolescents, or young adults experience persistent difficulties with focus, emotion, and behavioural regulation. Our behavioural assessments identify the functions and underlying learning, emotional, and family influences of a child’s, adolescent’s, or young adult’s challenges. Revealing the motivation to their inattention, non-compliance, disrespect for authority figures, verbal and physical aggression, intimidation, and truancy reactions allows appropriate individual and family treatment approaches to be identified and implemented. Treatment goals are focused on developing new paths to greater perspective taking, emotional regulation, social skills, problem solving, as well as peer and/or family communication.

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New Paths of Reacting

Behavioural Assessments



In my world there are no bad kids, just impressionable, conflicted young people wrestling with emotions and impulses, trying to communicate their feelings and needs the only way they know how

- Janet Lansbury


Some children, adolescents, or young adults experience persistent difficulties with focus, emotion, and behavioural regulation. Our behavioural assessments identify the functions and underlying learning, emotional, and family influences of a child’s, adolescent’s, or young adult’s challenges. Revealing the motivation to their inattention, non-compliance, disrespect for authority figures, verbal and physical aggression, intimidation, and truancy reactions allows appropriate individual and family treatment approaches to be identified and implemented. Treatment goals are focused on developing new paths to greater perspective taking, emotional regulation, social skills, problem solving, as well as peer and/or family communication.

Overview of Behavioural Disorders

Children, adolescents, or young adults having difficulty sustaining their attention, sitting still, and regulating their behaviour may have ADHD.

Signs & Symptoms of ADHD

  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring mental effort (i.e. homework)
  • Forgetting to perform daily tasks (i.e. chores)
  • Appearing to not listen, even when spoken to directly
  • Makes careless mistakes in their homework
  • In constant motion
  • Restless
  • Fidgets with fingers or tapping
  • Talks too much
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn
  • Interrupts others during conversation
  • Difficulty staying seated for long periods
Children, adolescents, or young adults showing frequent and persistent patterns of anger, irritability and defiance towards parents or other authority figures may have ODD.

Signs & Symptoms of ODD

  • Easily loses their temper
  • Difficulty following rules
  • Angry or resentful
  • Argues with adults or people in authority
  • Deliberately annoys or upsets people
  • Often blames others for their mistakes or behaviors
  • Frequently sensitive or easily annoyed by others
Children, adolescents, or young adults showing frequent and persistent pattern of behavior which affects the basic rights of others or violates norms.

Signs & Symptoms of CD

  • Bullies, threatens, or intimidates others
  • Often initiates fights
  • Forced someone into a sexual activity
  • Physically cruel to animals or people
  • Has used a weapon to cause bodily harm
  • Sets fires or deliberately destroys property
  • Often lies to obtain favors, gifts, and new possessions
  • Misses school deliberately
  • Has run away from home, not returning at night

Overview of Behavioural Disorders

Children, adolescents, or young adults having difficulty sustaining their attention, sitting still, and regulating their behaviour may have ADHD.

Signs & Symptoms of ADHD

  • Easily distracted
  • Difficulty organizing tasks and activities
  • Avoids or dislikes tasks requiring mental effort (i.e. homework)
  • Forgetting to perform daily tasks (i.e. chores)
  • Appearing to not listen, even when spoken to directly
  • Makes careless mistakes in their homework
  • In constant motion
  • Restless
  • Fidgets with fingers or tapping
  • Talks too much
  • Difficulty waiting for their turn
  • Interrupts others during conversation
  • Difficulty staying seated for long periods
Children, adolescents, or young adults showing frequent and persistent patterns of anger, irritability and defiance towards parents or other authority figures may have ODD.

Signs & Symptoms of ODD

  • Easily loses their temper
  • Difficulty following rules
  • Angry or resentful
  • Argues with adults or people in authority
  • Deliberately annoys or upsets people
  • Often blames others for their mistakes or behaviors
  • Frequently sensitive or easily annoyed by others
Children, adolescents, or young adults showing frequent and persistent pattern of behavior which affects the basic rights of others or violates norms.

Signs & Symptoms of CD

  • Bullies, threatens, or intimidates others
  • Often initiates fights
  • Forced someone into a sexual activity
  • Physically cruel to animals or people
  • Has used a weapon to cause bodily harm
  • Sets fires or deliberately destroys property
  • Often lies to obtain favors, gifts, and new possessions
  • Misses school deliberately
  • Has run away from home, not returning at night
 
At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are committed to assisting you in understanding your child’s areas of strengths and the underlying causes of their behavioural challenges. Our comprehensive behavioural assessments are used to determine the functions of your child’s behaviours and the individual, familial, and academic influences impacting their emotional and behavioural regulation. With the use of clinical interviews, questionnaires, observations, and standardized measures, we can identify specific diagnoses and develop an individualized treatment plan which will create a new path to positive emotional, behavioural, and social functioning.


At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are committed to assisting you in understanding your child’s areas of strengths and the underlying causes of their behavioural challenges. Our comprehensive behavioural assessments are used to determine the functions of your child’s behaviours and the individual, familial, and academic influences impacting their emotional and behavioural regulation. With the use of clinical interviews, questionnaires, observations, and standardized measures, we can identify specific diagnoses and develop an individualized treatment plan which will create a new path to positive emotional, behavioural, and social functioning.


Our Process

What Are The Benefits Of A Behavioural Assessment?

A behavioural assessment will:

  • Determine areas of strength
  • Determine the underlying causes and functions of behavioural challenges in a child, adolescent or young adult.
  • Determine whether any of the following are present:
    • Learning Disability
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Oppositional Deficit Disorder
    • Conduct Disorder
    • Other mental health needs (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • Provide recommendations to improve their behavioural, emotional and social functioning at home, school and work places.
  • Provides the documentation needed to receive educational supports and accommodations within the School Board.
  • Outline a treatment plan that begins the new path toward learning strategies to increase success and adaptability within their home, school and workplace.
  • Provide academic accommodations at university or college.
What Is The Process Of A Behaviour Assessment?

At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are passionate about providing every child, adolescent and young adult with the ability to create new paths that contribute to their academic, social, behavioural and emotional growth.

Our behaviour assessments are divided into three sessions:

Session 1:
Collecting Information & Developmental History
Session 2:
Further Testing
Session 3:
Social Emotional Testing + Feedback & Reccomendations
Session 1: Collecting Information & Developmental History

The first session involves the following:

  • Reviewing our privacy policy, confidentiality laws, and obtaining your consent
  • Collecting information about your child’s early and current developmental, academic, social, behavioural, and emotional functioning via in-depth interview

At your first session, please provide us with your child’s past and current report cards. This assessment is a two-step process (further testing may be required, if applicable). You may receive additional questionnaire you will complete and return to future sessions.

Estimated Duration:
3 hours
Session 2: Further Testing

If applicable, the second session begins with the completion of a psychoeducational assessment. Please refer to the section marked Learning Disability or ADHD for further information regarding this process.
Session 3: Social Emotional Testing + Feedback & Recommendations

This session involves the following:

  • Series of tests and questionnaires
  • An in-depth and comprehensive interview of your child’s social-emotional abilities
In the final session, we review the results of the comprehensive assessment, outline your child’s strengths and discuss areas of need. Recommendations of how to support any identified challenges and how to lessen their impact on your child’s academic, behavioural, social, and emotional functioning are reviewed.

If your child meets criteria for Oppositional Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Learning Disability, ADHD, Anxiety or Mood Disorder, we will explain how your child can be identified as an exceptional student through an Identification Process and Review Committee meeting at your school board. We will also assist with the process of developing an Individual Education Plan.

We will outline the various treatment options that would be appropriate in addressing skill development in the identified areas of need. You are provided with the opportunity to provide feedback about the assessment process and ask questions about the results, application of recommendations and future implications.

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours

Our Process

What Are The Benefits Of A Behavioural Assessment?

A behavioural assessment will:

  • Determine areas of strength
  • Determine the underlying causes and functions of behavioural challenges in a child, adolescent or young adult.
  • Determine whether any of the following are present:
    • Learning Disability
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Oppositional Deficit Disorder
    • Conduct Disorder
    • Other mental health needs (i.e. anxiety, depression)
  • Provide recommendations to improve their behavioural, emotional and social functioning at home, school and work places.
  • Provides the documentation needed to receive educational supports and accommodations within the School Board.
  • Outline a treatment plan that begins the new path toward learning strategies to increase success and adaptability within their home, school and workplace.
  • Provide academic accommodations at university or college.
What Is The Process Of A Behaviour Assessment?

At the New Path Child & Adolescent Psychology Centre, we are passionate about providing every child, adolescent and young adult with the ability to create new paths that contribute to their academic, social, behavioural and emotional growth.

Our behaviour assessments are divided into three sessions:

Session 1:
Collecting Information & Developmental History
Session 2:
Further Testing
Session 3:
Social Emotional Testing + Feedback & Reccomendations
Session 1: Collecting Information & Developmental History

The first session involves the following:

  • Reviewing our privacy policy, confidentiality laws, and obtaining your consent
  • Collecting information about your child’s early and current developmental, academic, social, behavioural, and emotional functioning via in-depth interview

At your first session, please provide us with your child’s past and current report cards. This assessment is a two-step process (further testing may be required, if applicable). You may receive additional questionnaire you will complete and return to future sessions.

Estimated Duration:
3 hours
Session 2: Further Testing

If applicable, the second session begins with the completion of a psychoeducational assessment. Please refer to the section marked Learning Disability or ADHD for further information regarding this process.
Session 3: Social Emotional Testing + Feedback & Recommendations

This session involves the following:

  • Series of tests and questionnaires
  • An in-depth and comprehensive interview of your child’s social-emotional abilities
In the final session, we review the results of the comprehensive assessment, outline your child’s strengths and discuss areas of need. Recommendations of how to support any identified challenges and how to lessen their impact on your child’s academic, behavioural, social, and emotional functioning are reviewed.

If your child meets criteria for Oppositional Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Learning Disability, ADHD, Anxiety or Mood Disorder, we will explain how your child can be identified as an exceptional student through an Identification Process and Review Committee meeting at your school board. We will also assist with the process of developing an Individual Education Plan.

We will outline the various treatment options that would be appropriate in addressing skill development in the identified areas of need. You are provided with the opportunity to provide feedback about the assessment process and ask questions about the results, application of recommendations and future implications.

Estimated Duration:
2 to 3 hours

Schedule An Assessment

 
If you're concerned about your child's behaviour, please contact us to schedule an assessment.

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Schedule An Assessment

 
If you're concerned about your child's behaviour, please contact us to schedule an assessment.

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