Psychological Assessment for Children

Adult assessment is conducted on a case-to-case basis. If you would like more information, please contact us from this page.

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:

  • ADHD
  • developmental issues
  • learning problems

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

All assessment clinicians at TELL Counseling practice according to the ethical and professional guidelines applicable to their professional membership (e.g. American Psychological Association), are fully licensed under government entities, and are degree holders of accredited universities. Granted by the Japanese government, TELL operates under NPO status which allows our clinicians to work in accordance with the region of the license they hold.

Please note our clinicians are not part of the Japanese Medical Association. The diagnosis provided by our clinicians is not intended for use under the Japanese National Health Insurance System. If your family would like an assessment for purposes within the Japanese National Health Insurance System, please discuss with our staff for further details.

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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.

Please note all reports are delivered in English.

 Needs AssessedIncludesCost
Intelligence Testing

Required school admission testing

For clinical recommendation and consultation, additional fees applied.

  • 1 brief cognitive assessment (WPSSI or WISC-V)


(tax exclusive)

(Hourly)Exceptions beyond other testing packages ¥20,000  (tax excluded)

Brief Assessment for Academic Skills

1 day in-person

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

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Feedback session (detailed report including recommendations)
  • Academic assessment (reading, writing, and maths)


 (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).