Are assessments covered by insurance?
Yes. Assessments are covered by your base insurance. However individual policies vary. In some cases, families are required to pay 10% of the costs. In situations where the insurance policy of the family is the ‘Medicine Family’ module, a referral letter is required from your pediatrician.
What does the assessment process involve?
After contacting Consultation Libellule, an initial meeting will be set up. The purpose of the initial meeting is to discuss your current concerns as well as your child’s developmental and educational history. At the end of the initial meeting, the next steps for your child will be discussed. This is determined on an individual basis, however often involves a comprehensive assessment. The nature of any assessment recommended is based on your concerns, our clinical impressions and your child’s age.
Assessments can take place over 1 to 5 hour-long sessions which are usually conducted on different days. You may also be asked to fill out checklists pertaining to specific aspects of your child’s development. Once the assessments have been completed, the assessment results will be scored and analysed. We will then meet with you to review the assessment results. Conclusions, recommendations and next steps are discussed in this meeting. A report with your child’s assessment results can be provided following the assessment. We are also available to attend meetings at school or with other professionals as needed.
Should my child be present during the first consultation and for the evaluation results (restitution)?
During the first interview, it is useful for your child to be present so that we can make a first clinical observation and to allow us to offer the most relevant assessments. It is also possible to have the first meeting between parents and professionals only if it is more comfortable for you to discuss the situation in the absence of your child.
For the evaluation results, we recommend that this interview takes place without the child. In the case of adolescents, we will judge this together on a case-by-case basis whether their presence would be beneficial.
What do I need to bring to the initial meeting?
If your child is school-aged, please bring his/her agenda and most recent grades. If your child has had any previous related assessments (psychologist, OT, Speech Therapist, Neurologist etc), please bring the assessment reports. Be prepared to answer questions regarding your child’s early development. Please don't forget to bring along your medical insurance card.
Can I stay with my child during the assessment?
Parents generally stay with very young children under the age of 5 years. While this is determined on somewhat individual basis, children are usually assessed alone with the examiner from 5 years-of-age. Parents are welcome to stay at Consultation Libellule during the assessment to wait for their child.