Assessment Services

Overview

Psychological diagnostic and psycho-educational testing can be completed here at OnCourse Cayman for ages 3 and up.  Both Dr. Bodden and Dr. Anguelova have received ample training in completing a variety of assessments on children, adolescents, and adults. Several other types of assessments are also offered, including:

 

School Readiness 

School readiness assessments are conducted on learners who are in their last term of Grade 0/Kindergarten to ascertain whether their cognitive and emotional development is on par to start with formal education in Grade 1 in the following year.  This includes an assessment of perceptual development, fine and gross motor development, and emotional screening. 

 

Subject Choice 

Towards the end of Grade 9, all learners must choose subjects that they are interested in and may want to continue studying on tertiary level. Assessing interest, personality and ability will provide the learner with more clarity of choice. 

 

Career Counseling  

The aim of career counselling is to assist in pairing your personality with a job description and to assist you to in figuring out which career would best suit your personality.  Career counselling assessments include aptitude, personality, interest and value assessments.  

In cases where subject choice assessment results are available, it could be compared with the results of the career counselling which would then provide a wider spectrum of data to base a career choice on. 

 

Foster Care Placements/Adoption Screening 

This entails the assessment of families to determine whether they are safe, fit and functional to be granted foster care residence and/or to become adoptive parents. 

 

Assessment of Trauma 

The experience of trauma may lead to conditions such as Acute Stress Disorder or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Assessing an individual for trauma may assist in making an earlier diagnosis which improves the chances of more effective treatment intervention.  For the purpose of assessing for trauma, the NICHD Interview Protocol together with other psychological assessment techniques and psychometric tests are used.  

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