assessment clinic

Cognitive and Psychometric Assessments are standardised tests used to measure a person’s capabilities and tendencies. 

We offer assessments for:

  • ADHD
  • IQ (Cognitive Testing)
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Academic Capability
  • Vocational (career) Testing 

The Assessment Process at TSC – What to expect:

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)  

At The Self Centre we offer testing for ADHD.  This testing is helpful to determine whether your child has ADHD so that you can better understand what supports and interventions would be helpful for your child. 

The Process: 

1.  Initial consultation (1-1.5 hour) with parent or primary caregiver.  This session is designed for the Psychologist to gather information about the child’s background, family and school functioning, and relevant developmental history.   

2.  Cognitive (IQ) assessment (WISC-V/ WAIS-IV) (2 -3 hours) this test offers outcomes to indicate what intellectual potential the individual has.  

3.  Academic Testing (WIAT-III) (2-3 hours) – this test will offer outcomes to show what the individuals academic functioning is.   

4.  Attentiveness Assessment (Connors) (30 min) – this test will help to determine the individuals ability to sustain attention and manage impulse control.  

5.  Questionnaires – teachers, parents and child questionnaires are used to gain information about ADHD behaviours at home, at school and as experienced by the child.  

6.  Feedback session (1-1.5 hour) – parent/carer feedback session is when the results of the tests are offered and explained to the primary carer/parents.  This is when treatment recommendations are made, and any questions related to the testing are answered.  

Learning Assessment

At The Self Centre we offer assessments to help determine if there are areas of learning that require additional support.  

Intellectual disability, giftedness, learning difficulties (including dyslexia and dyscalculia) are some areas that can be better understood by learning assessments. 

 

The Process: 

1.  Initial consultation (1-1.5 hour) with parent or primary caregiver.  This session is designed for the Psychologist to gather information about the child’s background, family and school functioning, and relevant developmental history.   

2.  Cognitive (IQ) assessment (WISC-V/ WAIS-IV) (2 -3 hours) this test offers outcomes to indicate what intellectual potential the individual has.  

3.  Academic Testing (WIAT-III) (2-3 hours) – this test will offer outcomes to show what the individuals academic functioning is.   

4.  Feedback session (1-1.5 hour) – parent/carer feedback session is when the results of the tests are offered and explained to the primary carer/parents.  This is when treatment recommendations are made, and any questions related to the testing are answered.  

Cognitive Assessments

Cognitive Assessments (IQ tests) are used to help determine an individuals intellectual capacity. 

Understanding areas of strength and weakness compared to other children their exact age can help to better understand how to support and nourish young developing minds.  

 

  

The Process:  

1.  Initial consultation (1-1.5 hour) with parent or primary caregiver.  This session is designed for the Psychologist to gather information about the child’s background, family and school functioning, and relevant developmental history.   

2.  Cognitive (IQ) assessment (WISC-V/ WAIS-IV) (2 -3 hours) this test offers outcomes to indicate what intellectual potential the individual has. 

3.  Feedback session (1-1.5 hour) – parent/carer feedback session is when the results of the tests are offered and explained to the primary carer/parents.  This is when treatment recommendations are made, and any questions related to the testing are answered. 

Academic Assessments 

At The Self Centre we offer assessments to help determine how a child is performing in relation to other children their exact same age.  This can help parents to know if additional support, remediation or extension is recommended.  

The Process: 

1.  Initial consultation (1-1.5 hour) with parent or primary caregiver.  This session is designed for the Psychologist to gather information about the child’s background, family and school functioning, and relevant developmental history.   

2.  Cognitive (IQ) assessment (WISC-V/ WAIS-IV) (2 -3 hours) this test offers outcomes to indicate what intellectual potential the individual has.  

3.  Academic Testing (WIAT-III) (2-3 hours) – this test will offer outcomes to show what the individuals academic functioning is.   

4.  Feedback session (1-1.5 hour) – parent/carer feedback session is when the results of the tests are offered and explained to the primary carer/parents.  This is when treatment recommendations are made, and any questions related to the testing are answered.  

Vocational Assessments

Vocational Assessments are IQ tests offered to young adults and older adolescents that are used to help determine an individual’s intellectual capacity. 

Understanding areas of strength and weakness can help to determine what career path to choose.  

The Process: 

1.  Initial consultation (1-1.5 hour) with client.  This session is designed for the Psychologist to gather information about the client’s background, family and school functioning, and relevant developmental history.   

2.  Academic Testing (WIAT-III) (2-3 hours) – this test will offer outcomes to show what the individuals areas of functioning is which will help indicate vocational areas of strength.     

3.  Feedback session (1-1.5 hour) – client feedback session is when the results of the tests are offered and explained to the client.   This is when vocational recommendations are made, and any questions related to the testing are answered. 

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