Sessions are available face to face, via video calls or phone calls.
We conduct assessments to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of children/adolescents, and to identify any emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. Assessments typically include:
Assessment includes, but not limited to:
ADHD is a neurocognitive disorder that contributes to difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. To make a diagnosis of ADHD, it is important to gather information about the individual's behaviours in more than one setting.
For children, information will typically be obtained from parents and teachers. The assessment may thus include:
ASD is characterised by difficulties in social interaction, communication, repetitive behaviours and sensory sensitivities. An assessment will provide a better understanding of the individual, and enable the relevant treatment and intervention to be given. Our assessment may include:
Cognitive assessment provides information about an individual's intellectual functioning in different domains, and give useful information about one's strengths and weaknesses. Assessment tools we use include:
These assessments are conducted when a child struggles with learning in school. This allows better understanding of the specific learning difficulties and areas of weaknesses (e.g. reading, spelling), so that targeted intervention can be provided. Assessment tools we use include:
When an individual displays emotional or behavioural difficulties, it is useful to conduct an assessment to better understand the presenting problems. Some of our available assessment tools include:
The Singapore Ability Scales (SAS) is "an individually administered, comprehensive instrument designed to measure clearly identifiable abilities that are significant for leaning and educational performance."
The SAS is developed through a research conducted locally- a collaboration between the Ministry of Education, Singapore and the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The research involved 2,000 children from different age groups and school settings.
The SAS is the only standardised cognitive abilities test using Singapore's local norms. This means that the assessment is developed from a representative sample of school-age children in Singapore. As opposed to other assessment tools developed outside of Singapore, SAS is more relevant to the local children population, in terms of the test being locally accepted and culturally appropriate.
The SAS can comprehensively and flexibly assess the different aspects of a child's current cognitive functioning across the age range of 5 years to 18 years and 11 months.
The SAS comprises of 3 components:
Grade norms are available for the Achievement Scales in Word Reading, Spelling and Number Skills from Primary 1 to Primary 6.
Our psychologists at Hope4Tmr have been trained and certified to use the SAS.
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