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Cognitive and educational assessments help parents and teachers gain an understanding into a child’s unique learning profile and academic capacity. The goal of such an assessment is to obtain information on the individual's intellectual functioning, working memory, problem solving skills, and academic strengths and weaknesses. Following the assessment we are able to develop an individual learning plan and provide practical recommendations for parents and teachers. Such an assessment is the primary way to identify learning difficulties.
The cognitive assessment will look at things such as verbal comprehension, problem solving, working memory and processing speed. The process is:-
This assessment will provide further information on a child or adolescents’ academic performance and help us identify specific reading difficulties to enable a tailored program to be developed and implemented The process is:-
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Assessments
These are available for children 5 and up only. This includes a session with the primary carer, observation session and session with the child. It includes discussions with teachers and allied health professionals also. There will also be the competition of several questionnaires by family members and teaching staff and the liaising with the relevant paediatrician.
Other assessment tools or measures may be used during therapy and may incur an additional cost.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children® - Fourth Edition
Measures a child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition
Measures an adults cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
Educational / Academic Assessments
Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition
Individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment of key academic skills.
NEPSY® - Second Edition
(NEPSY® - II)
General, diagnostic, selective or full assessments: from a basic overview of a child's neurological status to a full comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation.
Behavioural, Emotional and developmental assessment
The Conners 3 is a well-designed instrument with excellent technical properties that promises to be instrumental in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment response of children with ADHD and co-morbid disorders.
Autism Spectrum Rating Scales™ (ASRS®)
The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.
Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children 2nd Edition™ (MASC 2™)
The MASC 2 assesses the presence of symptoms related to anxiety disorders in youth aged 8 to 19 years. The measure distinguishes between important anxiety symptoms and dimensions that broadband measures do not capture. The MASC 2 aids in the early identification, diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring of anxiety-prone youth.
Children's Depression Inventory 2 [CDI 2]
A comprehensive multi-rater assessment of depressive symptoms in youth aged 7 to 17 years.
Schema Questionnaire (LIFETRAP TEST - test your lifetraps / schemas) This is a free online measure. Please put firstname.lastname@example.org in the email section so I receive the results. http://www.lifetraptest.com
Family Assessment Measure–III (FAM-III™)
The FAM-III is an assessment of family functioning. It is unique in its ability to provide a multirater and multigenerational (within the family) assessment of functioning across six universal clinical parameters and two validity scales.