FBCS Educational Consulting Services
What We Do
We offer psychoeducational assessment in the areas of ability, achievement, performance, and emotional-behavioural issues for children, youth, and adults. The typical process involves an initial session during which the reasons for the referral are clarified and background information is requested, followed by the actual testing. The test data are then scored, analyzed and interpreted. After a report has been written, a final session (about one hour) is used to debrief the client(s) and provide copies of the report.
The outcomes of these assessments may include recommendations related to home/school/work strategies, modified/realistic expectations, adaptations/supports, referral for counselling/therapy, and/or referral for medical/neurological/psychiatric assessment or intervention. Our approach is to make sense of the student by discerning the themes that are evident in the history and the assessment.
We make use of the following tests.
Tests of Overall Cognitive Ability
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V, ages 6-16)
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV, ages 16+)
Tests of Academic Achievement
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Third Edition (WIAT-III)
Wechsler Fundamentals: Academic Skills (WF:AS)
Tests for Emotional-Behavioural Issues
Conners 3rd Edition (Conners-3)
- the Conners-3 provides a checklist format through which teachers and parents can identify attentional and behavioural problems in children
Behaviour Assessment System for Children – Third Edition (BASC-3)
- the BASC-3 uses a multidimensional approach to evaluate the behaviour and self-perceptions of children
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition (DSM-5)
- screening for disorders as per diagnostic criteria of the American Psychiatric Association
Test of Adaptive Function
Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Second Edition (ABAS-II)
- complete assessment of adaptive skills
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Our psychologist Mr. Ken Boschman comes to us from Alberta, Canada where he has worked for more than 30 years in schools/churches and other related agencies. His desire is to help parents and teachers make sense of the kids in their care. Our children/students do not come with manuals, and many times we could use additional insight in order to be in right relationship with them and guide them toward learning and maturity.