Simply Assessments are a special service offered to clients seeking formal diagnostic clarification for comprehensive psychoeducational assessments (including learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)) and gifted assessments for children.

What are Assessments?

Formal assessments can typically cover a wide range of concerns, challenges, or mental health diagnoses. Conducted by trained clinicians, assessments offer insight into a wide range of children’s abilities including giftedness and learning disabilities. Results are presented in a well-written report and explained in session with parents. Individual recommendations are given regarding appropriate school placements, possible accommodations and support.

Which Assessments are available, and how much do they cost?

There are two formal assessment options currently being offered by the team including: Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments and Gifted Assessments.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments

If you have been told by a health care provider that you should be seeking an assessment for a child, we recommend you consider completing a Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment. These assessments typically include:

  • Comprehensive determination of your child’s cognitive profile and academic achievement (including identifying levels of giftedness or intellectual disability).
  • Teachers and parents’ completion of digital questionnaires rating the child’s social, emotional, behavioural functioning, and executive function skills.
  • Diagnosis of specific learning disorders in writing, math, reading, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Cost

A full report with results and recommendations is $2,200.

Gifted Assessments

If you are seeking acceptance into a specific school within the Calgary Region (such as GATE or Westmount Charter School), we recommend you consider completing a Gifted Assessment. This assessment explores cognitive and exceptional intellectual abilities. These assessments typically include:

  • Understanding of your child’s cognitive profile and academic achievement, specifically as it relates to giftedness.
  • Appropriateness for enrolment in the GATE program and Westmount Charter School.

Cost

With a complete report, the cost is $1,200. Without a report, the cost is $600, depending on results.

How Does the Assessments Process Happen?

There are two formal assessment options currently being offered by the team including: Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessments and Gifted Assessments.

Step 1:

Initial Intake

In-person or virtual visit with psychologist where the purpose of the assessment, the developmental history, and assessment outcomes are discussed.

Step 2:

Testing Sessions

Typically includes 1 or 2 sessions, depending on identified measures. Testing sessions can last from 1-2 hours each.

Step 3:

Feedback

In-person or virtual visit with psychologist where the results, outline of a treatment plan, and next steps are discussed.

How do I Schedule an Assessment Session?

Simply Assessments are not available to be booked online through a specific provider. We instead ask that you complete the following contact form. A staff member will then follow-up to schedule an initial consultation.

Simply Assessments Form
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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect and truth, Simply Counselling Services acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.