Depending upon your child’s age our child psychologists will select appropriate standardised assessment tools to map out their profile of abilities. Some of the tests we use at the clinic include;
Bayley Scales of Infant Development – an internationally used kit for identifying developmental problems in children from birth to 40 months of age. It looks at cognitive/learning, social, motor skills.
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (also known as WPPSI) – another internationally used tool for assessing verbal and nonverbal intelligence, ability to process information and aspects of language in young children (ages 2 to 7 years).
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (also known at WISC) – this assessment is similar to the WPPSI in assessing verbal and nonverbal intelligence and ability to process information but it additionally assesses working memory, it is designed for children aged 7 to 16 years.
Wechsler Individual Attainment Test (also known as WIAT) – where there are concerns about learning or struggling at school it can also be helpful to perform this test of academic attainment. Comparing how a child’s academic attainment matches with their intellectual ability helps to understand if there are specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia or dyslcalculia.
We also have a number of specialist assessments assessing specific cognitive skills such as attention, memory and higher order skills like planning and organisation (known as executive functions). These assessments include the Children’s Memory Scale, Test of Everday Attention for Children, Rey Complex Figure, Delis Kaplan Executive Function System and many others.