Assessments

Tests Offered:

Our team provide specialised assessments of cognitive abilities, achievement abilities, behavioral assessments and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessments.

 

Please note, we are unable to offer ASD assessments for children or ADHD assessments for adults. We also do not provide court reports for Family Court matters. 

 

 

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is a cognitive assessment (general intelligence test). The WISC-V can be used to show discrepancies between a child's intelligence and his/her performance at school, and can be used as part of an assessment battery to identify intellectual giftedness, learning difficulties, and cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

 

The test is appropriate for children/young people aged 6 to 16.

 

This assessment will take approximately two hours (for most children it is best to schedule this earlier in the day rather than later). Sometimes it doesn't take the full two hours but it is best to allow for it in case the child/young person would like a break and also so they don't feel rushed. 

 

Our psychologists always schedule a session with just the parents prior to an assessment to discuss the concerns and help parents decide if an assessment is going to be appropriate for their child.

 

Following the assessment the psychologist will score the results of the test and compile a report. The psychologist usually then sees parents for a follow-up appointment to go through the results and discuss the recommendations in the report. 

 

The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III) assesses the academic achievement of children, adolescents, college students and adults, aged 4 through 85. The test enables the assessment of a broad range of academics skills or only a particular area of need. The WIAT measures the following:

• Word reading 

• Numerical operations 

• Reading comprehension 

• Spelling 

• Pseudoword decoding 

• Math reasoning 

• Written expression 

• Listening comprehension 

• Oral comprehension 

 

This test provides an age equivalency that the child/young person is currently performing at. For example, the child may be 7 years 4 months old however the WIAT-II may show that his/her math reasoning is currently at a 6 year 7 month old level.

This assessment will take approximately two hours (for most children it is best to schedule this earlier in the day rather than later). Sometimes it doesn't take the full two hours but it is best to allow for it in case the child/young person would like a break and also so they don't feel rushed. 

 

 

Our psychologists always schedule a session with just the parents prior to an assessment to discuss the concerns and help parents decide if an assessment is going to be appropriate for their child.

 

Following the assessment the psychologist will score the results of the test and compile a report. The psychologist usually then sees parents for a follow-up appointment to go through the results and discuss the recommendations in the report. 

 

The Conners 3rd Edition is an instrument that uses observer ratings and self-report ratings to help assess attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and evaluate problem behaviour in children and adolescents. It also addresses other issues that individuals can face at the same time as ADHD, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

 

If appropriate, this assessment involves parents, teachers and depending on their age the young person, completing a detailed questionnaire. During an individual session, the psychologist will also be able to observe behaviours described by teachers and parents.   Following this, the psychologist will score the results of the questionnaire and compile a report. A follow-up appointment will then be scheduled with the parents  to go through the results and discuss the recommendations in the report. 

 

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (IV) is designed to measure cognitive ability in adults. This assessment is suitable for individuals aged 16 and older. 

 

The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a checklist parents complete to detect emotional and behavioural problems in children and adolescents. The CBCL is to be used with children aged 6 to 18. It consists of 113 questions. The time frame for item responses is the past six months.

The CBCL (6-18) is made up of eight syndrome scales:

• anxious/depressed

• depressed

• somatic complaints (physical complaints that do not seem to have a medical explanation)

• social problems

• thought problems

• attention problems

• rule-breaking behaviour

• aggressive behaviour

 

The CBCL assists in diagnosing the following:

• affective problems

• anxiety problems

• somatic problems

• ADHD

• oppositional defiant problems

• conduct problems

 

This checklist is most often used as a supplement to other assessments or to provide additional information to assist with planning treatment throughout the counselling process.