Think Kids (Singapore) child psychologists are experienced in psychometric & diagnostic testing, such as, Autism assessment and ADHD assessment.
Think Kids (Singapore), in collaboration with Think Psychological Services, offers a wide range of diagnostic and psychometric assessments for both children and young adults.
Think psychologists are professionally trained, externally certified and experienced in interpreting test results for the assessment tools they administer. All assessments reports are vetted by another member of the Think team before being finalised for quality control. We strictly enforce this policy to ensure all our assessments reports are of the highest standard.
Our assessment reports are recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Education, Ministry of Defence, international schools and local schools across Singapore and internationally.
All testing and assessments tools used at Think Kids (Singapore) are the latest versions available.
Please contact us to find out more details about our assessment capabilities at Think Kids Singapore.
Depending on the type of assessment or intervention needed, the approach to diagnosis may differ.
Below is an example of a typical diagnosis process for a child with behaviour issues:
The Think psychologist or therapist will visit your child’s school and/or come to your home to observe how your child functions/behaves in environments where your child is most exposed.
Based on the findings from the initial intake and observation, a Think psychologist will determine if diagnostic assessment testing is needed for the child. In the event testing is determined to be necessary, we will administer a series of internationally recognised standardised tools appropriate for the child’s situation. This testing may be completed over a number of days depending on the specific tests which are administered to ensure the child remains engaged and meaningful responses are achieved.
Our recommendations are highly valued by educators.
Think Kids are very familiar with the requirements of the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) and various schools in assessing applications for special accommodations, such as Autism assessment.
Think assessment reports are also accepted by the Education Department in Australia, which has been helpful for expatriates returning home or Singaporeans migrating to Australia.
Our reports have also been accepted in other countries around the world, helping many of our international clients when they relocate overseas.
Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. It is called a “spectrum” disorder because it affects individuals in different ways and to different degrees, ranging from mild to severe.
Autism is typically diagnosed in early childhood, although some individuals may not be diagnosed until later in life. Some common signs and symptoms of autism include:
The causes of autism are not fully understood, but research suggests that a combination of genetic and environmental factors may contribute to its development. There is no cure for autism, but early intervention can help individuals with autism develop skills and improve their quality of life. Therapy may include behavioral interventions, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and medication for co-occurring conditions.
The process for autism assessment in Singapore typically involves several steps, which may vary depending on the individual’s age, symptoms, and other factors. Autism assessment process is carried out by a child psychologist at Think Kids clinic in Singapore and may include the following steps:
The child is referred for assessment by a doctor, teacher, parent, or other healthcare professional.
The child is screened for autism using a standardized screening tool, such as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) or the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) or other appropriate child psychological tool.
If the screening indicates the possibility of autism, a comprehensive evaluation is conducted. This evaluation involves a detailed assessment of the individual’s developmental history, behavior, communication skills, social skills, and other relevant factors. This may include clinical observations, interviews with parents and caregivers, and standardized assessments.
Based on the results of the comprehensive evaluation, a diagnosis of autism may be made. The diagnosis is made according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which is a manual used by child psychologists at Think Kids Singapore to diagnose and classify Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Once a diagnosis of autism is made, management and support options are discussed with the individual and their family. This may include behavioral interventions (such as ABA), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and other supports, depending on the child’s needs.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals’ ability to sustain attention, control impulses, and regulate their activity level. ADHD is characterized by a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with daily functioning and development. ADHD is typically diagnosed in childhood, but it can also be diagnosed in adolescence or adulthood.
The symptoms of ADHD can be categorized into three main types:
Inattention: This type of symptom includes difficulty paying attention, forgetfulness, distractibility, and difficulty completing tasks.
Hyperactivity: This type of symptom includes excessive restlessness, fidgeting, and difficulty staying still or seated.
Impulsivity: This type of symptom includes difficulty controlling impulses, interrupting others, and acting without thinking about the consequences.
ADHD can have a significant impact on an individual’s academic, social, and emotional functioning, and it can lead to difficulties with self-esteem, relationships, and daily life tasks. While the exact cause of ADHD is not fully understood, research suggests that genetics, brain chemistry, and environmental factors may play a role.
Therapy for ADHD typically includes a combination of medication and behavioral interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, social skills training, and organizational skills training. These therapies can help individuals with ADHD manage their symptoms and improve their overall functioning.
The process for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) assessment in Singapore typically involves several steps, which may vary depending on the child’s age, symptoms, and other factors.
The assessment is usually carried out by a child psychologist at Think Kids Singapore clinic.
ADHD assessment process may include the following steps:
The child s referred for assessment by a doctor, teacher, parent, or other healthcare professional.
The child undergoes a comprehensive evaluation, which includes a clinical interview, medical history, behavioral and developmental assessments, and standardized rating scales relevant to ADHD.
Based on the results of the evaluation, a diagnosis of ADHD may be made. The diagnosis is made according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which is used by child psychologists at Think Kids to diagnose and classify ADHD.
Once a diagnosis of ADHD is made, therapy and support options are discussed with the individual and their family. This may include behavioral interventions (such as ABA), educational accommodations, and other supports, depending on the child’s needs.