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 Tom Cole by email at tom@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: Tom Cole, M.Ed., M.S.

Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Master’s of Science in School Psychology. He holds Clear Pupil Personnel Services Credential (School Psychology) from the state of California. During Tom’s long career in education, he has taught students that range in age from 3 to 92 but for the last 15 years has served as a counselor in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has also conducted psycho-educational assessments in the US, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Tom was born in the US but grew up in Japan. He has since lived in China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. Languages: English, Japanese and some Mandarin.