SERVICES

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

 

Little Sprouts Children’s Centre offers assessment services to children between the ages of 16 months and 16 years old. We use standardised testing instruments and provide recommendations and resources along with our detailed report. Typically, a full assessment requires 2 - 6 hours, depending on the type of assessment requested, the age of the child, and the child’s ability to remain engaged. If more than 3 hours of testing is required, we may break testing into two sessions on two consecutive days. When relevant, we will also ask to observe the child in his/her natural setting (e.g. daycare or school). The natural observation allows us to capture the complete picture of the child and offer recommendations that fit his/her natural environment, as well as, individual needs. After an assessment report has been reviewed by the parents, a feedback meeting is set up between the examiner, the parents, and often, the school, to go over findings of the assessment and decide on appropriate steps going forward. Our assessment reports are customised not computer generated.

 

Psycho-Developmental Assessment

Developmental assessment is conducted to determine the child’s current levels of functioning in multiple developmental domains. In the case that the child has been receiving services, this assessment will also examine the progress made. The assessment will identify the child’s strengths and challenges, developmental levels, and provide relevant developmental or mental health diagnoses when appropriate (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual/Developmental Delay, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, etc.). Specific intervention recommendations are provided in the report.

 

Psycho-Educational Assessment

Psycho-education assessment is conducted with the goals of determining 1) the child’s skill levels in a controlled and structured environment, 2) specify factors that may be interfering with the child’s ability to perform at his/her actual levels in the school settings, and 3) provide strategies to help the child effectively tackle his/her challenges at school. The assessment will also identify the presence of a Specific Learning Disorder, such as, dyslexia, dysgraphic, or dyscalculia. This assessment is often used to support Individualised Education Plan (IEP) development for the child and to determine the level of accommodation or modification necessary to support the child’s learning.

On many occasions, the psycho-educational assessment will also explore developmental conditions, behavioural and emotional issues, and mental health concerns, and their impact on the child’s ability to function in the school setting.

 

Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessment is typically conducted to explore and determine a child’s social/emotional challenges. This assessment is most appropriate for children with primary mental health, behavioural, or social-emotional concerns, such as, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, attachment disorder, etc.

 

Developmental Screening

While it is recommended practice, many doctors do not include a developmental screening during child wellness check-ups. Developmental screening is a short and testing and interview process used to identify if the child is demonstrating basic age-appropriate skills, has some specific developmental challenges, or are at risk for developmental delays. This assessment is most appropriate for children under the age of 5 years old. A developmental screening can help indicate whether a child requires further diagnosis, assessment, evaluation, and/or intervention.

Due to high demand for our assessment services, please note that there is often a one- to-three- month wait time, particularly during the school year. However, if an earlier slot becomes available, you will be immediately informed and given an option to move your child’s appointment forward. A non-refundable deposit payment of 5,000 THB is required at the time of booking. This amount is deducted from your final bill which is due on the day of assessment. There is an addition travel fee for offsite assessments in Bangkok.

* Assessment Week at your school: We offer an “Assessment Week”, during which our psychologist will travel to your school to do the assessments, interview the teachers, observe the children in their classrooms without the extra travel cost. When possible and time allows, the psychologist will also give preliminary feedback to the teachers and parents within the same week. We require a minimum of 3 cases and up to 6 cases per week at the same location to conduct an Assessment Week. This option seems to help lessen many parents’ anxiety about the testing process and traveling to Little Sprouts.

For schools located outside of Bangkok metro area or Thailand, please contact us directly at info@littlesproutscentre.com for more information.


Examiner:


Kwan (Hansongkitpong) Ross, Psy.D is the psychologist who completes all of the above assessments. She has over 15 years of experience in the field, a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology and a masters degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Kwan is licensed in Thailand and the United States.
Languages: English, Thai

If you have any questions regarding any of the above assessment services, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@littlesproutscentre.com You can also contact Dr.Kwan directly at hansongkik@gmail.com