What makes our program unique from other Denver assessment centers is that we are an assessment-only center. While many of our staff offer treatment outside of our center, it is our desire to refer your child to the appropriate professional for care. We will refer you to the treatment facility and/or therapist that will best benefit your child’s needs; if any treatment is recommended at all. We have a comprehensive list of referrals that we trust to assist in the care of our assessed children and will make every effort to find you the best therapist for your child’s needs.
When it comes to ensuring that your child is his/her happiest, healthiest version, The Child Assessment and Training Center of Denver understands how important it can be to schedule one of our assessments. Whether your child needs to be evaluated because of a concern, referral, or to help you as the parent/guardian, our team will create an individualized assessment plan that works for your needs.
All of our assessments are designed for your child’s specific needs. We combine our team’s extensive experience with trusted and standardized testing methods to gain a comprehensive understanding of your child. These assessments can help evaluate if your child might have any of the following traits that could use improvements, balance, or possibly therapeutic treatment(s):
Attention Deficit Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder
Gifted and Talented
Speech and Language Concerns
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TBPA-2) for Children Ages 0-72 Months (Up to 6 years of age)
At The Denver Child Assessment and Training Center of Denver, we utilize the Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment (TPBA-2) Model for assessing children that are under the age of 6 (72 months). This model is 100% team-based and is a play-based approach in which your child will be evaluated and monitored while they engage in simple play.
We will provide your child with familiar and unfamiliar toys and discern how they engage with their environment in a comfortable and fun setting. During some of the sessions, parents/guardians or other family members may be asked to join the child’s play-assessment and sometimes, they will not be asked to join. All of these individualized factors are what makes the TPBA-2 model so unique and valuable when assessing a child.
TPBA-2 play-based assessments help our team to measure your child’s cognitive abilities, social interactions, socio-emotional strengths and difficulties, academic precursors, and if your child might benefit from any of the following:
Dyslexia Testing and Treatment
Psychiatric or Mental Health Therapy
Standardized Testing for Children 4-18 Years Old
For children of all ages, the Child Assessment and Training Center uses a team approach to assessment. When your child is 4-18 years old, standardized testing may be needed to determine a plan to best support your child’s individual needs.
Each assessment utilizes the expertise of different team members, but we also may customize some parts of the overall evaluation based on what we believe will be the most informative and effective approach to comprehensive assessment. This model enables us to help identify your child’s challenges and opportunities for growth, as well as where your child may excel. Each child is unique and each assessment may have different components based on the child’s age, needs and existing support and intervention services. However, the goal is still the same—to help each child thrive.
Standardized assessments may include cognitive assessments, speech-language assessments and occupational therapy assessments, among others. Acquiring comprehensive information about your child’s learning profile can help you make informed choices about his or her education, better communicate with the teacher about your child’s needs, and better advocate for your child. By utilizing standardized tools, we are able to give you an all-encompassing view of where your school-aged child is developmentally, socially, educationally, and behaviorally.
In-class observation may be part of the assessment process for each child so that information about in-school activity and participation can be shared with our team before our meeting with your child at the Center.
Additionally, parents can request a meeting with the school team after the report is completed to discuss assessment results and recommendations. We believe it is essential that all members of the child’s support “team” share in the process to provide each child with the best path forward for success.
Assessments may include but are not limited to:
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC V) to measure intelligence on a standardized scale.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test to measure achievement levels
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Achievement Test – (Third Intelligence (Fourth Edition)) to measure intelligence on a standardized scale under age 7
Please contact us for information about specific assessment tools to fit the needs of your child 303.834.3493 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Using all of this information in connection with our individualized assessments, our team will help you discover your child’s baseline in all of these areas and the best way to address his/her needs.
The Child Assessment and Training Center of Denver is equipped to offer many forms of assessment your child may require. This can include assessments that have been requested by your child’s school or physician or those requested by you as the parent/guardian to discover if there are reasons why your child struggles at home or in school. We also offer assessments for the following:
School Choice Consultation
Review of Prior Records and Evaluation
Special Education Evaluation