Assessments

We assess children and teens for ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual delays, giftedness, ASD, anxiety and mood disorders in English primarily. Our assessments identify a client’s strengths and needs in order to support their wellbeing. Assessments are charged hourly. There are certain assessment packages, but assessments are always individualized for each client based on presenting issues and costs are adjusted accordingly. We strongly encourage you to review our procedures document (click here) for an overview of the assessment types, typical cost, and timelines. Below, there is additional information about assessments and the various options.

General Information

Clinical assistants: We employ trained clinical assistants to help with reviewing files, writing reports and with the testing where applicable.

Language: We offer most assessments primarily in English, but can support bilingual assessments for primarily English speaking youth attending school in French. Reports are written in English with an extra fee for French translation. We can provide referrals to other professionals for French assessments.

Conflicts: Dr. Ryan is an employee of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and as a result of conflicts of interest cannot accept clients from certain OCDSB schools.

Location: Assessments include a combination of virtual and in person formats. We can serve clients physically living in Ontario or Quebec regardless of format. Office location for in person visits is 1730 St. Laurent Boul. Suite 800.

COVID-19: As a health care setting, pre-screening, physical distance and masks will continue to be used for in person appointments.

Psychoeducational Assessment ($2250)

This assessment can be used to identify ADHD, giftedness, or intellectual delays. It includes cognitive, academic and socioemotional/behavioral functioning measures. This assessment provides information about a person’s basic learning profile which can be used to inform necessary supports and access accommodations at school or at work. A report is provided including the findings and recommendations for treatments and accommodations. Part of the assessment includes reviewing report cards, IEPs, or previous assessments (e.g. OT, speech, etc), so please prepare these documents if you intend to request services.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment ($3150)

This comprehensive psychoeducational assessment option thoroughly assesses an individual’s strengths and needs across different areas in order to provide tailored recommendations for academic/occupational support and wellbeing. This assessment can identify ADHD, learning disorders, giftedness and intellectual delays and includes in depth testing to evaluate cognitive, academic, language, memory, executive functioning skills, and socioemotional/behavioral functioning. A report is provided to review the findings and recommendations and accommodations. Part of the assessment includes reviewing report cards, IEPs, or previous assessments (e.g. OT, speech, etc), so please prepare these documents if you intend to request services.

Combined Comprehensive Psychoeducational & Psychodiagnostic Assessment ($3600)

This assessment is the full package; it is used to assess for all neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD, and Learning Disorders) as well as mental health disorders. It includes comprehensive cognitive, academic and memory testing, as well as psychodiagnostic interviews and questionnaires. A full report of findings and recommendations for treatment and accommodations is provided. Part of the assessment includes reviewing report cards, IEPs, or previous assessments (e.g. OT, speech, etc), so please prepare these documents if you intend to request services.

ASD Assessment ($2700)

This diagnostic assessment detects the presence of ASD via DSM-V criteria, while also assessing cognitive and language level which is important to determining certain comorbidities in order to acquire more detailed information about a client’s functioning and needs. It includes interviews, observation and in person testing. A report is provided to review the findings and recommendations for treatment and accommodations. Part of the assessment includes reviewing report cards, IEPs, or previous assessments (e.g. OT, speech, etc), so please prepare these documents if you intend to request services.

Psychodiagnostic Assessment ($1125)

This is an interview and questionnaire-based assessment to identify anxiety, mood, and other psychological disorders. This assessment is entirely virtual, conducted mainly through interviews and questionnaires. It includes a report of findings and recommendations for treatment.