A comprehensive and cohesive assessment incorporates a School Visit. School Visit provides information that cannot be obtained via formal testing or interview with parents. A psychologist may suggest during the initial consult to go for a School Visit to observe how the child is functioning in the school setting. This will provide am important aspect of information for the psychologist when assessing a child.
Schools, doctors or parents may refer a child for an assessment to understand the root cause of the child’s challenges at school, home or social environment. When the challenges are manifested in school a School Visit is beneficial to understand those challenges and help support the conclusions made by the formal testing.