Our child assessment packages can give invaluable information about your child’s cognitive and academic ability. All of our assessments are conducted by fully qualified psychologists who have extensive experience in psychological assessment for children, adolescents and young adults. Every assessment comes with a report that is highly specialised and clearly explains the results and provides individualised recommendations.
1. The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) – 2.5 years to 7 years
The WPPSI-IV can be used in several ways, for example:
As an assessment of general intellectual functioning, that is your child's strengths and areas of difficulties.
As part of an assessment to identify intellectual giftedness
To identify intellectual impairment
To identify cognitive delay and learning difficulties.
To gather a better understanding of your child's strengths and difficulties
- An initial 1-hr session with the parent/s to gather background information on your child’s cognitive, social, family and emotional history.
- Child Session - A standardised cognitive (intelligence) test using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC-IV) or WPPSI-IV – a 2-hour session is booked here to allow for plenty of testing time. It is important that a child is provided with short breaks in order to assure that best testing results are obtained.
- Comprehensive report with recommendations
- *Feedback session (option but recommended)
Vocabulary / Comprenhension
What Does a Education Assessment / Learning Disability Assessment Involve?
A comprehensive Learning Assessment includes two steps. The first process is a cognitive assessment (see above). Then an addition 2-3 hour testing session is required using the WIAT-II and the CTOPP (for Reading Disorders) to assess academic skills.
Learning Assessments (WIAT-2) Academic testing reveals abilities in core academic areas such as:
- Oral language
A diagnosis of a specific learning disability requires formal assessment conducted by a psychologist using standardised psychological tests. Standardised tests compare the person's level of ability to that which is considered normal development for someone of that age and intelligence. When assessing for learning disorders, it is important to go through a process of ruling out other possible causes including poor eye sight, difficulty with hearing, anxiety and depression and sensory factors.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has more information on Specific Learning Disabilities. All Psychologists at Brilliant Minds Psychology are members of the APS.
Why have your chid assessed at Briliant Minds psychology?
Brilliant Minds Psychology is guided by the latest research in the area of cognitive/educational assessment.
We provide a high quality service
All our Psychologists have been trained to work with children