Child and Adolscent Psychology Services

Psychology Assessment Services

Psychological Assessments Service

Cognitive and full educational assessments are a specialty offered by our service; standardised intelligence test (WISC-V/WPPSI-IV), numeracy and literacy assessments (WIAT-III and other academic assessment tools), auditory processing, phonological awareness, and other assessment tools. We pride ourselves of providing a thorough assessment service in order to profile your child’s specific strengths and weaknesses, so that we can understand the best way in which they will learn.

We conduct a range of assessments to determine what your child’s core difficulties are, and what their preferred learning style is likely to be. A full written report is provided containing a detailed list of learning and behavioural recommendations specific to your child. An optional feedback session to go over the report in person with parents and/or teaching staff is also available at an additional cost. If in attendance on the day of assessment, a brief feedback of results is provided.

An assessment can help answer…

  • Does my child have a specific learning difficulty (Dyslexia)?
  • Does my child have any cognitive weaknesses that might impact on their ability to learn within a classroom?
  • Is my child gifted?
  • What are my child’s academic strengths and weaknesses?
  • Why is my child not reaching their full potential at school?
  • What strategies and interventions will help my child learn best within a classroom?
  • Is my child eligible for support funding at their school?

Cognitive  Assessment Includes:

Processing Speed

Auditory Processing

Working Memory

Verbal and Non-Verbal ability

Academic Assessment Includes:

Reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, and oral language skills. Ability-achievement discrepancy analysis, to determine whether or not your child has a specific learning disability.

If required various sub-tests or other assessments are administered to further understand your child’s unique profile of skills, and to determine any core difficulties that might be impacting on their learning. Including, but not limited to:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Visual Processing
  • Auditory Processing

Cognitive Assessment: One session (1-1.5 hours)

Academic Assessment: One session (1.5-2 hours)

Full Educational Assessment: Two sessions (2-3.5 hours total)

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