A person with lower intellectual functioning or slower development will often be diagnosed or identified in infancy or early childhood. In addition to below average intelligence, a person may also demonstrate significant limitations in adaptive functioning. For example, they may find it difficult or impossible to communicate, care for themselves, independently use community resources and/or develop academic skills/work.
A person with a development disability can learn, albeit at a slower pace, than other people. A psychological assessment can determine a person’s academic potential and whether there may be cognitive strengths that have not been realized.
Importantly, a psychological assessment that seeks to determine a person’s abilities can be a useful beginning for learning and vocational planning.
Developmental Assessments at Toronto Psychological Services
At Toronto Psychological Services we assess individuals aged 3-to adulthood who have suspected of lags or differences in development.
Contact us for more information about developmental assessments at our Etobicoke (West Toronto) offices.