Cognitive & Educational Assessments
Educational & Developmental Psychologists are trained in the administration and interpretation of a range of psychometric tests, including Cognitive & Educational Assessments. The main assessments we offer at 4thought Psychology are:
- Cognitive Assessments (WPPSI/WISC)
- Educational Assessments (WIAT, CTOPP etc.)
- Specific Learning Disorder Diagnosis (e.g., Dyslexia)
Cognitive function is the term used to describe not only our ability to hear and take in information, but also our capacity to comprehend what it means and apply it in practice.
Cognitive & Educational Assessments aid parents and teachers in better understanding a child or adolescent’s intellectual abilities and provide crucial information in determining both the origin of any learning difficulties and ways in which to support young people reach their potential. They can also highlight whether further examination for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder may be warranted.
Information gained from these assessments gives an overview of the young person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as insights into how their individual cognitive profile impacts their learning outcomes. Additional assessments can examine the impact of other factors such as mood and anxiety, developmental concerns and the individual’s capacity for attention and concentration.
- Encounter challenges in learning and retaining information
- Become angry and frustrated at school
- Find following instructions difficult
- Display signs of giftedness
- Show wisdom beyond their years
Children with an intellectual giftedness, may wish to have assessment to help determine whether a child can access gifted and talented programs or special classes. It may also act as a guide to schools and teachers when providing them with extension and enrichment activities during their school days.