Cognitive, Behavioural & Emotional Assessments (Including ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, etc.)
This assessment carries out a full psycho-educational assessment in addition to also examining behavioural, emotional and social difficulties that may be presenting at home and/or in the school environment.
This form of assessment may diagnose Emotional Behavioural Difficulties (EBD) including Attention Defecit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiey, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder (CD). It wil also include a full psycho educational assessment, to provide a cognitive profile and explore whether any learning difficulties may or may not be present. Adaptive Behaviour testing is also provided, to explore any possible social, communication and/or daily living skills difficulties. However this assessment wil not diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The purpose of this assessment to correctly identify emotiobnal/behavioural difficulties and to recommend supports that can be put in place to help the individual.This type of more comprehensive psychological assessment is often required to determine whether an individuals needs for additional resources in school such a special needs assistant or access to special classes/schools.
Primary School: €450
Secondary School and Adults: €550
At PALS, all assessments are conducted using formal DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Reports are generated within 2-3 weeks and are accepted by DES and the HSE.