Psychological Consultation and Assessment

Kinark offers a range of psychological consultations and assessments for children and youth between the ages of two and 18. A psychological assessment is used to evaluate a child or youth’s development, thinking, learning, emotions, behaviour and/or day-to-day functioning.

Our assessments include a combination of clinical interviewing, observation, direct testing, and standardized tests and questionnaires. Some portions of an assessment require in-person testing while other portions are done via telehealth and online questionnaires. Following the assessment, our psychologist will review the results with you and a written report will be provided.

The information gathered through assessments helps to support children, youth and their families in making informed decisions and to better advocate in health care, school, and community settings.

The following assessments are available:

This comprehensive diagnostic assessment will evaluate your child’s social communication skills and restrictive, repetitive behaviours utilizing the ADOS-2, a gold standard measure to assess symptoms of autism. In addition to the diagnosis, recommendations for appropriate services for your child or youth will be provided, such as ABA-based services, Speech-Language and/or Occupational therapy, learning accommodations, counselling/mental health intervention, and other services to meet the needs of your child and family.
  • Assessment time and modality (i.e. in-person or via telehealth) will vary based on age
  • For children under five, evaluation time is around three to four hours
  • For children over five, evaluation time can vary and may need to involve psychoeducational and/or socio-emotional testing
Cost: $1800-4600. Costs vary depending on age and complexity of each case. Please contact our Service Representative for your free consultation at 1-800-283-3377 or click here to email us.
A comprehensive mental health assessment is completed to evaluate your child’s socio-emotional functioning and mental health concerns. These psycho-diagnostic assessments provide a framework to understand psychological symptoms, challenges, and strengths to help identify or clarify mental health diagnoses (e.g., depression, anxiety), to guide treatment planning, and/or to assist with accommodations in school.
  • Evaluation times vary but are often three to five hours of testing
  • Available for children and youth aged seven to 18
Cost: $1800-3200. Costs vary depending on complexity of each case. Please contact our Service Representative for your free consultation at 1-800-283-3377 or click here to email us.
These assessments evaluate your child or youth's verbal and non-verbal abilities, developmental level, and the level at which they are independently performing day-to-day skills in areas such as communication, self-help, and socialization.

If applicable, we offer assessments of your child's academic skills to gain insight on their areas of need and to help determine appropriate services, educational placements, and learning accommodations.
  • Involves three to 10 hours of assessment
  • Available for children and youth aged two to 18
Cost: $2400-3600. Costs vary depending on complexity of each case. Please contact our Service Representative for your free consultation at 1-800-283-3377 or click here to email us.

If you require assistance navigating our Psychological Consultation and Assessment services or would like more information, please contact our Service Representative at 1-800-283-3377 or email autisminfo@kinark.on.ca. Psychological Consultation and Assessment costs may be eligible for reimbursement through some private insurance providers. Please speak with our Service Representative for more information.