Toddler and Preschool Assessments
Our toddler and preschool evaluations follow best practice guidelines to determine your child’s strengths and weaknesses.
Why are young children referred for assessment?
Young children are typically referred for testing by a doctor, teacher, speech therapist or other professional because of one or more problems such as:
- Behavioral difficulties or problems at school/daycare.
- Concerns about a developmental delay.
- Concerns about an Autism Spectrum Disorder (please see Autism Assessments).
What is included in an evaluation?
A typical toddler or preschool evaluation may assess:
- Early cognitive development/thinking skills
- Adaptive skills
- Fine Motor skills
- Behavioral and emotional functioning
- Social skills and development
What should I expect?
An evaluation usually includes:
- An interview with parents to understand/obtain the child’s history
- Completion of questionnaires and assessment materials by parents regarding the child’s development and behavior
- Behavioral observation of the child
- Testing that involves hands on activities.
Parents are present with very young children. The time required for testing depends on your child’s age. Testing is often completed in one day; however, additional days are sometimes needed.