How many appointments are there for this assessment?
There are 6 appointments all together—and each appointment is one hour—for a total of 6 hours over different days. There are 3 sessions with the psychiatrist, 1 session with the psychologist, and 2 sessions with the speech and language pathologist. At the end of the 6 sessions, you will receive a written report outlining the findings and the team’s recommendations. You’ll learn more about the order of the sessions, and what sessions are for interviews, testing/observations, and discussing recommendations, when you book a Comprehensive Early Language and Social Development Assessment for your child.
Can this assessment be done over video sessions?
At Possibilities, we offer assessments through secure video sessions. On the first assessment appointment with you and your child, the psychiatrist will determine if all the appointments for the Comprehensive Early Language and Social Development Assessment can be done over video, or whether a combination of video and in-person sessions will be necessary.
Is there a fee for this assessment?
The psychiatrist on the assessment team is a medical doctor, so the fees for your 3 appointments with the psychiatrist are covered by OHIP. The fees for assessment and consultation sessions with the speech and language pathologist and psychologist, and the cost of questionnaires and testing materials, are not covered by OHIP. Fees for allied health services like psychology and speech and language pathology may be covered by private insurance plans.
The cost for the Comprehensive Early Language and Social Development Assessment is $1750.