halifax, nova scotia

Testing Services (Assessments):

School-related Neuropsychological Vocational Autism Spectrum Specialized Services Adult Mental Health


Our practice offers a variety of psychological assessments for individuals across the lifespan. We provide assessment services for children aged 2-and-up, teenagers and adults. Below is a brief description of the types of assessments that are offered through our practice:



School-related or Psychoeducational Assessments:

This type of psychological assessment is used to identify an individual's strengths and challenges in learning and behaviour in educational settings such as preschools, schools, colleges and universities. We provide recommendations for support in the classroom and at home. Depending on the child's age, the following issues may also be identified and/or confirmed through a psychoeducational assessment:

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Neuropsychological Assessments:

This type of psychological assessment is used to assist in evaluating how changes in the brain affect what an individual can do. Neuropsychological assessments may involve assessing strengths and challenges in areas such as:

We may work with individuals who have:

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Vocational Assessments:

This type of assessment is used to provide information about an individual's career options by measuring work related skills and abilities (aptitudes) and considering interests, education, physical limitations, and thinking and reasoning skills. A vocational assessment may:

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments:

This type of psychological assessment is used to evaluate for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). At Erica Baker Psychological Services, assessment of ASD is available for clients across the lifespan, from preschool-age to older adults. We use "best practice" procedures for ASD assessment, including behavioural checklists, standardized assessment measures, and consultation and collaboration between professionals, families, and educators to ensure the most effective assessment process.

Recommendations are made for supports in the home, school, workplace, and in day-to-day life.

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Specialized services:

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Adult Mental Health and/or Cognitive Assessments for Adults involved with Child Protection Services or M'ikmaw Family and Children's Services of Nova Scotia:

This type of psychological assessment is used to identify an individual's cognitive processing and/or mental health challenges in order to comment on implications for parenting. We provide recommendations such as mental health treatments and other supports for the individual in the home and in the community. Depending on the individual, the following issues may be identified and/or confirmed through a mental health and/or cognitive assessment:

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