Psychological Assessment for Children

Is your child struggling in school? Is your child having problems with behavior at home? Are you wondering what this is all about?

This service is helpful in identifying a variety of mental health and learning problems, including:

  • anxiety
  • depression and other mood disorders
  • developmental issues
  • learning problems
  • behavior problems, etc.

TELL Counseling provides comprehensive psychological assessment services for children and adolescents in Japanese and English.

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Since we began offering this service in 2007, TELL Counseling has provided assessments for students of local and international schools in Japan, Japanese returnees, as well as children from bi-cultural families.

Psychological assessment service at TELL Counseling is conducted in a series of different methods/procedures, such as interviews with family members and educators, observations, standardized tests, and checklists. This service is administered by our experienced clinical psychologists and clinical neuropsychologists and individually designed to meet the needs of each child.

Based on the result of the evaluation, our psychologists also offer appropriate recommendations and support to the child’s family and educators. This service is offered only in our Tokyo office.

To make an appointment for a psychological assessment for your child, please first see this page.

 Needs AssessedIncludesCost
Intelligence TestingRequired school admission testing
  • 1 brief cognitive assessment (WPSSI or WISC-V)


(tax exclusive)

(Hourly)Exceptions beyond other testing packages  

Brief Assessment for Academic Skills

1 day in-person

 (5 hours)

School academic concerns

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Writing

Brief social emotional concerns

  • 1 brief cognitive assessment
  • 1 comprehensive academic assessment
  • Partial social emotional assessment – questionnaires completed by parents and teachers 
  • Feedback session and brief report, including recommendations


(tax exclusive)

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment

2 days in-person

(10 hours)

  • Any cognitive functioning concerns (ie. attention, memory, executive functioning)
  • Bilingual assessment (English & Japanese)
  • Social emotional concerns
  • Diagnostic Assessment

Testing of multiple cognitive domains using several cognitive assessments:

  • Intellectual skills (IQ testing – WPSSI, WISC-V or WAIS)
  • Cognitive skills (memory, attention)
  • Memory
  • Attention (visual, verbal, simple, complex, set/shifting/switching ability
  • Executive functioning  (initiation, planning/organization, self-monitoring, disinhibition)
  • Processing speed
  • Visual spatial
  • Language 
  • Meetings and interviews with parents/teachers/child
  • School observation if needed
  • Feedback session (detailed report including recommendations)


 (tax exclusive)

School Visit

2 hours on site visit 

School concerns regarding the students

Teacher interview(s)

Behavioral Observations


(tax exclusive)

  • Visual chart differentiating intellectual, cognitive, and academic assessments.

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All clinicians working at TELL Counseling are governed by the ethical and professional guidelines regarding confidentiality applicable to their professional membership (e.g. American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers).