Assessments

Cognitive Assessment (IQ Testing)
Test Name: WISC V

  • To gain an understanding of a child’s learning strengths or any areas for further development.
  • May assist to identify children with learning difficulties or those of gifted/ talented ability.
  • Recommendations to further enhance or develop learning areas include practical strategies for parents and the classroom teacher / school.
  • The assessment process includes verbal feedback to the parents and a comprehensive report of the results and recommendations.  This report can be useful information for schools or other health professionals that may provide services or support to the child.
  • Verbal feedback can be provided to schools or other health professionals as requested / consented to by the parents.
Academic Assessment
Test Name: Woodcock
  • To assess a child’s learning strengths or areas of difficulty across the key learning areas e.g. reading, spelling, and mathematics.
  • To investigate whether or not a child is achieving their learning potential, when conducted in conjunction with a cognitive assessment.
  • To provide an idea of where the child’s level of academic knowledge lies in comparison to children of the same age.
  • The assessment process includes feedback and a comprehensive report of the results and recommendations.
Behavioural / Mental Health Assessment (Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional behaviour, Social difficulties, Concentration /Attention difficulties)
Test Name: ConnorsChild Behaviour Checklist
  • To ascertain the behavioural or emotional needs of children who may be displaying challenging behaviours or experiencing difficulty coping with their emotions or life events.
  • The process involves interviewing or observing the child (depending on age), and interviewing the parents / caregivers and teachers (where appropriate).  Standardised assessment tools completed by the child, parent and teachers also provide information about how the child is progressing compared to their peers.
  • The assessment process includes recommendations for the home and / or other environments such as school, which are discussed with the parents and provided in a comprehensive report.
  • Assistance / therapy can also be provided in developing parenting strategies and implementing these recommendations with children.
Readiness for School Assessment (Kindergarten to Primary, Primary to High School, Year 10 to Year 11)
Test Name: WPPSI-IIIABAS
  • An assessment of preschool aged children and their readiness for attending Kindergarten.
  • Consists of a cognitive assessment and a measure the child’s adaptive functioning skills (such as independence, socialisation, and ability to follow directions) in order to determine whether they will be ready to cope with the transition into the school environment.
  • The assessment process includes feedback and a comprehensive report of the results and recommendations.
Dyslexia Screening Test
Test Name: DST
  • To identify both slow learners and potential dyslexic children.
  • Designed for early identification of children who are at risk of dyslexia so that appropriate intervention can be implemented to improve their learning potential.