Tasha believes in the benefit of educational assessment for both diagnostic and support planning purposes. In her professional capacity as a psychologist, Tasha places significant value on utilising both standardised and informal assessment tools. These tools are instrumental in the exploration of potential diagnoses such as Specific Learning Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities.
Tasha works closely with the clients and their families to collect relevant information that will inform assessment tools and outcomes. She acknowledges that with the commitment to engage in educational assessments, the outcome may elicit personal responses from clients, to be both enlightening and confronting. Tasha acknowledges the enduring relevance of these assessments even when diagnostic criteria are not met. In such cases, these evaluation methods remain indispensable for offering insights into the most effective ways to support individuals in areas like education, work, and daily living, benefiting not only the clients but also their families and service providers.
Tasha enjoys working with clients to engage in assessments that help them understand how their learning profile can lead them to implementing specific strategies to help with their day-to-day activities.
Key Assessment Tools utilised:
- Intelligence assessment tools
- Phonological Awareness assessment tools
- Academic assessment tools
- Behaviour assessment tools
- Semi-Structured interviews