Psychological Assessment and Counselling

Assessment Types Description
Initial Consultation Not in Singapore?

We understand that in some parts of the globe, it may be difficult to find specialized services to suit the unique needs of your child. We offer exclusive Phone Consults, where you may discuss your concerns confidentially with a certified professional. This way, you can gain more insight into your child’s difficulties and get honest feedback concerning further recommendations if needed. Many of our families fly in for a weekend if needed to have all assessments completed and mailed to your international address when completed within two weeks.

Cognitive Assessments

Intellectual assessment is unlike a school examination. It is a process of engaging in activities with a child that provides a broad sampling of his or her thinking abilities.

Intelligence is a much larger concept then what can be assessed and documented through intelligence tests.

Academic Achievements

When there is a question why your child is not performing as well as they should, we offer achievement testing.

In these tests we will assess your child’s academic potential or Intelligence testing and we will supplement this with achievement tests to assess the child’s level of reading, writing, spelling, and ability to do math.

The psychologist will provide a comprehensive report and will give recommendations of how to better help your child cope with the school demands.

Diagnostic Assessments

The Diagnostic Assessment is designed to specific tailor the tests to questions or concerns you may have about your child. There may be some observable concerns but it is difficult to fully comprehend what is happening. This assessment helps to identify problem areas and diagnose your child based on international criteria.

Autism Assessments

We use a variety of assessment tools to diagnose Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD), and Asperger Syndrome.

It is important to cover a few areas when testing for these disorders in order to make sure that the diagnosis given is accurate.

ADOS-2 is an assessment designed to diagnose Autism.

The ADOS-2 , or Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (WPS, 1999), is a standardized, semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction and play for individuals who may have autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. The ADOS-2 assessment consists of standardized activities that allow the examiner to observe behaviors identified as important in children with autism spectrum disorders. Structured activities and materials provide standard contexts in which social interactions, communication and other behaviors relevant to pervasive developmental disorders are likely to appear.

We provide ADOS-2 assessment to children, as part of an Autism assessment package which includes IQ testing and/or adaptive behavior scale. The ADOS-2 assessment allows us to diagnose autism, and to indicate where on the spectrum the child is. Such diagnosis is useful for:

  • Placement in autism-specific schools
  • Establish baseline for intervention (e.g. repeating the ADOS test after intervention can show improvement along the spectrum)

Eliminate or confirm autism for suspected cases (especially for shy children or children with verbal difficulties)

Gifted Assessments

Wonder if your child is the next Mozart or Einstein?

Do teachers say they seem to excel well past others in the classroom?

If you are considering whether your child meets criteria for a Gifted Diagnosis according to International Standards, then this assessment is tailored for your child. The test administration consists of different measures to ensure all areas including social and emotional functioning are covered. Your child will be assessed on his/her ability to excel in the intellectual and academic realms.

Projective Assessments

Dynamics is currently one of the few places in Singapore with clinical psychologists trained in the Exner Comprehensive System of scoring for the Rorschach Inkblot Test.

Projective assessments are a way to uncover your child’s psyche. This comprehensive assessment helps understand his/her interpersonal relationships, emotional concerns, responses to anger or rejection, behavioral concerns and so forth.

Various other projective measures are also available. These measures are non-threatening in their format, colorful and help the child feel at ease in the test situation.

Neuropsychological Assessment

Head injury can lead to many problems in executive functioning for a child later on in life, especially if not identified at an early age.

Concerned about an open head or closed head injury? After the injury, has your child’s behavior changed? Does it seem there might be some personality concerns as well?

This comprehensive assessment helps to pinpoint which areas of your child’s brain may be affected and includes recommendations on how to best help with potential problems in the future.

Developmental Delay Assessment

Infants respond to parental touch and smell. They can search their mothers’ faces and turn to look in the direction of their caregivers’ voice. Infants also begin cooing and babbling at a certain age.

What happens when your baby does not seem to do reaching for you or responding to sound?

An assessment designed to evaluate developmental delays is ideal if you are considering there may be some problems at a young age.

School Visit

Inclusive Report and Transportation


Counselling

Counselling and psychotherapy can assist your child in case of behavioral problems or to cope with difficult circumstances.

Our in-house psychologist is very experienced and can recommend the best intervention approach suitable for each individual child. The duration of counselling varies depending on the severity of the difficulties faced.

Our centre offers a fun and joyful environment, and is very child friendly.

Call us, we can help! Or drop us an email at counselling@dynamics.com.sg.

Support is available to young people and parents, with the focus on enabling families to cope with difficult circumstances and provide techniques and strategies to help manage these difficulties. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) focuses on the here and now, looking at individuals’ thoughts, feelings and actions as a means of understanding behaviour. By becoming aware of these elements and the impact they have on our daily lives, changes can be made.

Counselling is available for individuals presenting with:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Eating Disorders
  • Behavioural Issues
  • School Refusal
  • Self Esteem Concerns
  • Grief
  • Enuresis
  • Anger Management
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Social Skills Concerns
  • Communication and Parenting Issues

Sessions run up to 50 minutes (for consults, therapy and counselling) and are available in three formats: a 1-to-1 basis, as a family, or if numbers permit a specific (e.g. social skills, communication) group (min 4 – max 8). Timing of testing session may differ depends on how long the child will take to complete the test.



Social Skills Group

Do you have a child who learns in different way? Your family and friends find it's hard to understand you? We are here for you to listen and support.

Click here for more information about Social Skills Group.