Helping Children & Parents in Alberta
Assessments for ADHD is critical to understand the child’s strengths and how attention affects learning.
At Koru, we dive deep into understanding each person’s unique profile through our comprehensive assessments, shining a light on their strengths and paving the way for interventions that propel them towards success in both school and life. We believe that recognizing and properly identifying these nuances is crucial for fostering positive academic, social, and emotional outcomes.
We recognize that children and teens with ADHD can display remarkable variability in their performance, excelling in some situations while facing challenges in others. This inconsistency underscores the importance of gathering insights from adults across different environments who are familiar with the child.
Our assessments go beyond the surface to explore the intricate nature of ADHD—determining when it acts as a catalyst for the child and when it poses challenges. We comprehensively evaluate behavioural, emotional, and social functioning, alongside identifying learning needs, strengths, and executive functions. This holistic approach ensures that every intervention is not just a remedy but a step towards unlocking a child’s full potential.
Embark on a journey of discovery and transformation with Koru Psychology.
Schedule your appointment today to explore how we can support your child’s path to academic achievement and emotional well-being.
Learn More About Our ADHD Assessment Experts
Sally recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with families, teachers, and the community to address the needs of all children and to help promote overall growth and success.
Jacqueline’s goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, where clients feel comfortable to explore, address, and challenge difficult experiences, situations, patterns of thinking, and behaviour.
Fiona is passionate about supporting school and home environments that facilitate positive mental health, skill development and overall well-being.
Dr. Caroline Buzanko
Dr. Buzanko helps parents and teachers understand kids’ strengths, areas of challenge, and how to best support them. She figures out what makes learning easy for kids and strategies to optimize learning.
Jaime has many years of experience supporting children with unique learning needs and implementing early interventions. She has experience working with children with ADHD, learning differences, and social-emotional concerns.
Keely strives to foster a safe and supportive environment where students can share about the unique challenges they experience at home and at school. She is passionate about finding students’ strength to help inform strategies and recommendations for students, teachers, and parents.
A thorough assessment often entails:
Does my child need an ADHD assessment?
- If your child consistently studies hard but the marks don’t reflect his/her effort
- If your child is clearly intelligent but, because of procrastination and poor planning skills, cannot deliver their homework or assignments on time
- If your child presents with any behavioural or emotional problems related to school or home
- If your child consistently doesn’t want or doesn’t like to go to school
- If your child’s marks are good in all areas except one or two, such as Math or English
- If you think your child would benefit from school accommodations
- Your child seems to learn something one day but forgets it the next.
- Teacher feedback regarding your child’s difficulty with learning, emotion regulation, behaviours, and/or attention in class.
- Challenges with memory that affect learning and retaining information.
- Difficulty organizing thoughts and ideas, leading to trouble with written assignments or verbal communication.
- Regular frustration or avoidance related to schoolwork or learning activities.
- Trouble following instructions or completing tasks, particularly when they involve multiple steps.
- Limited attention span, difficulty staying focused, and easily distracted by external stimuli.
- Social struggles, such as difficulty making friends, understanding social cues, or maintaining relationships.
- Emotional issues like frequent anxiety, low self-esteem, or signs of depression that seem connected to school or learning experiences.