Current situation: Coronavirus information (COVID-19)
The psychology pratice is open. To prevent coronavirus, various measures have been put in place:
- In the discussion area, the seat distance between the psychologist and the clients is approximately 2.5 m. For certain activities carried out at the table with children and adolescents (e.g. when carrying out assessments), this distance is 1.5 m.
- A disinfectant hand spray is available to clients. They disinfect their hands before entering the consultation room.
- The objects and materials used when working with children/adolescents are disinfected after each use.
- The "free play" corner has been removed, to avoid the presence of toys used by many children.
- A disinfectant spray for surfaces is regularly applied in sensitive areas (WC, washbasin, door handles, chairs).
- We ask clients to come at the scheduled time, in order to prevent previous and next clients from crossing paths, or more than one family in the waiting area at the same time.

Assessment

We perform tests, questionnaires and other tools that allow the child to be assessed and observed in different situations in order to recognize strengths and weaknesses, as well in comparison to other children of the same age. Sometimes the parents come with the desire for an emotional or intellectual assessment, in other cases individual or several elements can be proposed in the course of the cooperation. Below you can see the different possibilities for an assessment.

Intellectual or cognitive assessment

The tests for detection and determination of intellectual abilities allow analysis and assessment in different areas, such as language, logic, memory, attention, visual and spatial orientation, working speed and other dimensions. Some of these tests - but not all - allow you to calculate the Intelligence Quotient (IQ). However, this must always be analyzed and interpreted in the context of the child's overall situation, the performed tests and the personality profile, for example in the case of an impulsive child, in the case of blockages or when the results are not homogeneous in different areas. Further tests are neuropsychologically oriented and help to understand difficulties in learning or neurological specificities more precisely.

Personality or psycho-affective assessment

This information is often collected by means of questionnaires and allow the various areas of personality, interests and attitudes, reaction, etc. to be determined and assessed. However, there are also less structured and more creative tools in which the child can freely express and behave; these allow as well, in different angles, to access the personality and affective (emotional) development.

Diagnostic Assessments

I also offer diagnostic procedures that can be used to identify the most diagnosable disorders of child development. Similarly, I can give you guidance and advice regarding a diagnosis that your child has been or could be given.