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Assessments

Psychometric testing can help:

Cognitive (intellectual) assessments

It should be emphasised that results obtained using cognitive tests do not measure academic ability nor other abilities associated with future life success, e.g., reading, sporting skills, personal characteristics and emotional functioning.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)

The WISC-IV is administered to measure overall intellectual functioning (traditionally known as an IQ test).

The WISC-IV is designed for individual administration to children from 6 to 16 years of age.

The 15 subtests in the WISC-IV provide assessment of intellectual ability in four major cognitive domains; verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory and processing speed.

The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV).

This is similar to the WISC-IV, but designed to be administered to children aged between 2 and a half and 7 years old. It measures; Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial abilities, Working Memory, Fluid Reasoning and Processing Speed.

Educational assessments

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Second Edition (WIAT-II)

The WIAT-II measures all eight areas of achievement identified as important for recognising and classifying learning disabilities; oral language, reading (basic, total, comprehension and fluency), written expression, maths and maths fluency. It can be used to evaluate patterns of strengths and weaknesses or to identify learning disabilities

Behavioural assessments

Behaviour assessment system for children - Second Edition (BASC-II)

The BASC-II is a comprehensive range of self-report questionnaires to be completed by teachers, parents and children to assess a child's emotions and behaviours across multiple settings. It can be used to differentiate between hyperactivity and attention problems or identify pervasive relational issues versus situational stressors.

Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)

The CBCL is another comprehensive assessment to be completed by teachers, parents and those who know the child well to provide a thorough evaluation across the following domains:

FEES

Psychometric testing fees cover; information-gathering sessions with one of our psychologists, administration of the actual test, preparation of a formal report and a feedback session.

As a guide expect to pay between $860 and $990 depending on which tests are required and the aim of the testing procedures.