School Readiness Assessment
Goal: To understand the strengths and needs of your child as they move from toddlerhood to the kinder years.
Interview and questionnaires with parents/caregivers and review of relevant data (e.g., prior assessments, relevant medical documentation)
You and your child will meet with the clinician for one appointment, typically a morning appointment. Please bring snacks and expect that there will be a break. We typically provide a small trinket prize or stickers at the end of the child session.
The feedback session is directly between the parents/caregivers and the clinician. The clinician will explain the results of the assessment, highlighting the areas of strength and need, and provide recommendations and next steps.
The brief report will include the results of the questionnaires and standardized assessment activities, as well as recommendations for building your child's school readiness. Recommendations will include activities you can do at home with your child to build skills and foster strengths.
What are the benefits of school readiness testing?
Research shows that children who demonstrate academic readiness also demonstrate greater achievement throughout their early years of school. We provide recommendations on areas that may require further support to help increase your child's school readiness. You’ll also receive a brief written evaluation to give to your school or keep for your own records.
What Does a School Readiness Assessment involve?
WonderTree offers School Readiness assessments for children ages 3:0 to 6:11 (years:months). These assessments can measure the knowledge, skills and behaviours that can enable your child to participate and succeed in school. This is an elective process for families, and is designed for families who have questions about their child’s abilities as they transition into kindergarten, and do not require in-depth psychological testing.
What if my child has delays?
School readiness assessments are not recommended if your child has clear difficulties in the following areas:
learning new information
These assessments are not diagnostic in nature. Depending on the observations of the assessor, further testing may be recommended. It is at the parent’s discretion whether or not to pursue additional referrals.
School readiness testing is not covered by OHIP, but is supervised by a licensed psychologist and may be covered by insurance (here is a list of questions you can ask). Please ask us for a quote that you can submit in advance if required by your insurance company.
How do I start an assessment?
Contact us using the form below
A family coordinator will help determine assessment type and schedule your appointment
Meet with one of our clinicians
One of our family coordinators will return your call/e-mail within 2 business days. Our family coordinators will help determine which service provider would be the right fit and assist in scheduling your appointment.