Assessments

What is a psychoeducational assessment?
Psychoeducational assessments are used to evaluate a child’s cognitive and learning abilities, and also emotional or psychological challenges. Usually, children are referred for these assessments when they are encountering difficulties at school and/or home, or they are showing extraordinary academic performance and may be feeling bored in current classes.

When conducting a thorough psychoeducational assessment, an examiner or assessor, takes into account information from various sources, such as parents, main caregivers, teachers, and an examinee, and contemplates different possibilities for one’s difficulties. Recommendations are made to a child’s family and school in order to assist a child in his/her performance and adjustment at school and/or home.

Assessments We Offer

The counselor will select assessments from this list to provide an overall assessment of your child’s strengths and areas of improvement.

Cognitive/Educational Assessment (Fee: NT 40, 000)

Intelligence (NT 15,000)
Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities (ages 2 to 90)

Achievement (NT 15,000)
Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement (ages 2 to 90)

Visual-Motor (NT 5,000)
Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI) (ages 2-adult)

Learning (NT 5,000)
Test of Information Processing Skills (TIPS) (ages 5-adult)

Behavioral Assessment (Fee: NT 6,000)

Behavior/Personality (NT 4,000)
1. Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and Teacher’s Report Form (TRF) (ages 6 to 18)
2. Youth Self Report (YSR) (ages 11 to 18)

Parenting/Family (NT 2,000)
1. Parenting Stress Index-4 (PSI-4) (1 month to 12 yrs)
2. Stress Index for Parents of Adolescents (SIPA) (ages 11-19)

Screening Assessment (Fee: NT 18,500)

Self-Concept/Self-Esteem (NT 1,500)
The Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Acceptance for Young Children (PCAYC) (Preschool – 2ndgrade)
Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale (PHCSCS) (ages 7 to 18)

Subjective (NT 5,000)
Adlerian Parent Interview (API) (all ages)
Adlerian Child Interview (ACI) (all ages)

Screening (NT 12,000)

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Parent (BRIEF-Parent) (ages 5-18) (NT 3,000)

Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function-Teacher (BRIEF-Teacher) (ages 5-18) (NT 1,500)

Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale – Home (ADDES-Home) (ages 4-20) (NT 3,000)

Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scale – School (ADDES-School) (ages 4-20) (NT 1,500)

Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale-2 (RCMAS-2) (ages 6-19) (NT 1,500)

Child’s Depression Inventory (CDI-2) (ages 7 to 17) (NT 1,500)

*Depending on what the needs are, not all tests in a given category will be administered for each child.

*If any additional form for the TRF, BRIEF-Teacher, and/or ADDES-School is/are requested, the fee will be NT 2,000 per additional form.

Assessment Process
All testing is done at the Community Services Center.

Step 1: Phone Call

1) Potential client/parent contacts the Center at (02) 2836-8134, or contact Chiao-Feng Chung by email at chiao-feng@communitycenter.org.tw.

Step 2: Assessment intake

1) Parent has the intake with Counselor.
2) Counselor interviews parent for brief background information and presenting concerns in order to determine the need of future services.
3) If the need of assessment is decided by both Counselor and parent, Counselor and parent will set up time for the Parent Interview and also Testing. The Parent Interview will be scheduled at least one week before the Testing date.

Step 3: Parent Interview

1) Counselor collects 1/5 of the total assessment fee.
2) Parent Interview lasts approximately one hour to one and half hours.
3) Counselor conducts Parent Interview to gather child/teenager’s family, developmental, medical, academic, and social-emotional histories.
4) Parent receives assessments, such as CBCL, ADDES, PSI/SIPA, which needed to be completed by parent or/and teacher(s).
5) Counselor assesses need for additional assessments (such as CDI, RCMAS, etc.).

Step 4: Date of Testing

1) Counselor collects the rest of the total assessment fee (4/5 of the total payment).
2) Counselor collects completed assessments from parent (such as CBCL, ADDES, PSI/SIPA).
3) Administer the assessments (The time for testing varies due to different circumstances).

Step 5: Parent Feedback and Report

1) Counselor and parent set up a time for the Parent Feedback. The date of Parent Feedback will take place at least two weeks after the Testing date
2) Parent Feedback lasts approximately one hour.
3) Counselor uses flip chart (visual presentation of the testing results) to explain the assessment results to parent.
4) Parent receives flip chart and Report to take home.

About our Assessor: Chiao-Feng Chung, Ph.D.

Chiao-Feng provides psychoeducational assessment services to children ages 5 to 18. Through the use of multiple instruments, Chiao-Feng provides parents with an overall assessment of their child’s strengths and limitations. Specific areas of evaluation include:  intellectual/learning abilities, emotional concerns, behavioral concerns, and social concerns.  During the assessment process, Chiao-Feng works with each individual family to understand their specific needs and concerns and provides parents with recommendations and suggestions to help improve their child’s overall functioning and well-being at home and school.

Chiao-Feng received both her masters and doctoral degrees in Counseling from the University of North Texas (UNT), where she specialized in play therapy.  Through her training in the UNT counseling program, which houses the largest play therapy training program in the world, Chiao-Feng gained extensive experience working with children struggling with emotional and behavioral concerns at home and school settings.  In her work with children, Chiao-Feng continues to be amazed and inspired as she witnesses again and again a child’s ability to “bounce back” and to overcome numerous obstacles and challenges.  Chiao-Feng also enjoys working closely with parents to offer support and guidance to assist them in becoming healing agents in the lives of their children.

Chiao-Feng has experience working with adults who have encountered difficult life challenges such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, and cultural adjustments.  She values the importance of developing safe and collaborative relationships with clients in which she offers encouragement, support, and information to assist clients in making changes of their choosing to enrich their lives.