Child & Teen Diagnostics

Who can contact us?

Children from 6 years old and adolescents up to 18 years old can come to us for diagnostic testing and advice.

Practical, no-nonsense approach

In our methods, we take a direct approach. We like clear communication, with you, your parents, and any fellow carers. We effectively map out what is going on and help you find an approach that suits you. We are not here to 'stick labels on to you', but want to get the full view into focus. We then clearly indicate what that means for you and how you can deal with it. We focus on short-term, effective diagnostics, whereby we can refer you to one of our cooperation partners if necessary. This way, no unnecessary time is lost by having to wait a long time for a follow-up or being sent from pillar to post.

Which symptoms?

You can come to us with the following symptoms:

  • Concentration problems (trouble focussing, quickly distracted);
  • Difficulty overviewing things, planning and organising;
  • Performing on a lower level than you should be able to;
  • Fear of failure, perfectionism;
  • Irritability;
  • Having ''a full or foggy brain'';
  • Trouble sleeping;
  • Feelings of restlessness; 
  • Feeling down;
  • Difficulty making or maintaining friendships/ trouble in social areas;
  • Over sensitive or under sensitive for sensory stimuli;
  • Having trouble with change;
  • Trouble with reading or spelling (switching letters around, having difficulty remembering grammar rules);
  • Difficulty processing information.

Assessment (diagnostics)

We have got extensive experience with all kinds of examinations and tests that can help you and us better understand how you function and why you encounter certain problems. For instance, we can do an assessment into the way you process information. We can map your intelligence profile and see how your working memory or processing speed is doing. Specific assessment into ADHD, Dyslexia, Highly Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorder, is also possible.


ADHD is short for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Many young people with ADHD find it difficult to keep their attention on their task. Maybe you find it hard to concentrate at school and are easily distracted. You may also feel like your brain is overloaded because your thoughts are all 'racing' through your head. This can make it difficult for you to keep an overview and plan your activities properly. Often young people with ADHD can also be very impulsive and do things without thinking. This can be annoying to others, making maintaining friendships sometimes difficult.

Because ADHD often goes hand in hand with other problems, we look beyond the behaviour mentioned above and will do an extensive assessment with you. This will quickly give you a clear picture of what is going on and what can be done about it.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects many areas. If you have autism, stimulus and information processing in the brain is different to other people. Information coming in through your senses is then processed differently. People with autism may have difficulty turning individual details into a complete picture. It is as if you have all the puzzle pieces, but are not able to see the full puzzle. This makes it difficult to understand the world around you. You may then have problems in social interaction with others, communication, empathy and imagination. Often, people with autism also have limited interests and behaviours. They do not like changes much and prefer to keep structure in their day. This makes the world predictable and easier to understand.

If you recognise this, we can do an extensive assessment with you to identify what is going on and whether you have autism. If so, we can refer you to insured care for further guidance.


It is generally assumed that a child is gifted from an IQ of 130 or higher. However, giftedness is much more than just (cognitive) intelligence. At a young age, these children often already have a developmental advantage over their peers. This involves both cognitive intelligence and social-emotional development. Gifted children are often much more aware of relationships and expectations than their peers. They also often set the bar high or cannot yet express what they think or feel well in words. This can lead to frustration, which manifests itself in their behaviour. Giftedness can be recognised by strong intellectual and social skills, excellent fine motor skills, wide interests, creativity, strong memory, perseverance, self-criticism and the ability to get on well with older children.

If you recognise this, we can do an extensive assessment with you to identify what is going on and whether giftedness is present. If so, we can refer you to insured care for further guidance.


Children with Dyslexia often find it difficult to understand what is being said in reading. Words or letters are often mixed up, making it difficult to read fluently. The brain of someone with Dyslexia has difficulty processing the amount of information in a text. As a result, it takes longer to read. This can also lead to difficulties in doing redaction or keeping up with the teacher's explanations. If this causes you to fall behind with your schoolwork, it can cause a lot of stress and uncertainty. Also, if you have dyslexia, you may have trouble remembering spelling rules, causing you to make a lot of mistakes when writing. Because reading and writing are much more difficult for you than your peers, your self-confidence may have dropped considerably.

To help you the best we can, we will do extensive research to see if there is Dyslexia or if there might be another cause.

Create your own 'instruction manual'

By conducting a thorough and proper assessment, you will know where your strengths and weaknesses lie. This will give you insight into your own "instruction manual" and a smart approach can be taken to issues you are struggling with. Building on your strengths is always more effective than pushing on the issues that do not suit you. But if the latter must happen, a handy approach is desirable. Your own "instruction manual" will then serve you and those around you well.

Full picture

Often, only one aspect of a person's functioning is looked at. As a result, misdiagnoses can be made or important things are overlooked.

Dyslexia, for instance, has many different forms and is therefore sometimes missed. As a result, compensation for tests may not be given and instead a fear of failure training is offered. That training will then not have the desired effect, because it does not match the problem. That is why we always check whether other problems may also have contributed to the symptoms.


We do not work with municipal contracts, but invoice the child's parents/carers directly. We apply a rate based on the rate set by the NZa for psychological care (ZPM). The rate for 2024 is:

  • €140,14 per hour for a psychologist (basispsycholoog) or an educationalist (orthopedagoog);
  • €161,46 per hour for a healthcare psychologist (GZ-psycholoog) (on occasion and as required).

No VAT will be charged on this rate.