What We Offer
Assessments and Psychology
The staff of Chisholm’s Psychology Department work with children, adolescents and adults who have educational and personal concerns.
Psychoeducational Assessments for Elementary and Secondary Students. These comprehensive assessments require two half days of testing and provide information on intellectual functioning, learning style and academic achievement. Learning Disabilities, attentional disorders or other problems affecting learning, such as anxiety, can be diagnosed. The goal of an assessment is to determine strengths and weaknesses and the cause for any academic underachievement or behavioural or social difficulties. Recommendations are provided for parents and for accommodations within the student’s school. Every attempt is made to provide the testing in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
College and University Students often require an assessment to determine eligibility for accommodations at the post-secondary level. Chisholm works co-operatively with the Special Needs Departments of several local colleges and universities making recommendations for accommodations and strategies to enhance the learning of students who are experiencing difficulty in their programs.
Vocational Assessments provide all the information of a psychoeducational assessment with additional information regarding educational options and career choices based on interests, temperament and abilities.
Intellectual Assessments are performed for the purpose of determining eligibility for gifted and other specialized programs. These assessments can be completed in a half day.
Counselling can be directed to personal concerns or to assistance with parenting or educational strategies
Referrals for assessments come from doctors, teachers, and other professionals. Clients may also be self-referred.
Fees for Psychological Services are not covered by OHIP; however, most employers have major medical insurance plans covering the services of a registered psychologist, and therefore, all or part of the assessment cost may be covered. Insurance forms are completed to assist clients in securing reimbursement from their employer. The services of a psychologist may also be claimed as a medical tax credit. University and college students receiving OSAP loans are often entitled to a bursary to cover the cost of the assessment.
If you have booked an assessment or would like more information on the assessment process, please see
Frequently Asked Questions about Assessments.