Cognitive Assessment

Commonly referred to as an “IQ test,” this assessment is used when there is no suspected learning difficulties however more information is sought on the individual’s cognitive abilities.

Reasons to assess:

To better understand a person’s cognitive abilities known to be beneficial in learning (eg. verbal comprehension, fluid reasoning, processing speed, working memory etc).

Exploration of social-behavioural factors (eg. Communication problems, anxiety, attention concerns etc.)

Investigation of Global Delay (GD)and/or Intellectual Disability (ID).

What does it include:

Clinical interview (including parent)

Cognitive testing, such as WISC-IV or WAIS depending on age of person

Administration and scoring of behavioural screening questionnaires The Vineland

Liaison with teachers and significant supports

Reading of previous testing reports (if applicable)

Up to 1 hour Feedback session

Comprehensive report including results, detailed recommendations, any relevant diagnosis, and recommendations for appropriate interventions and/or supports or further assessment

Clinician time spent: 7 hours

Cognitive assessment package fee: Provisional Psychologist: $850 +GST Psychologist: $1100 +GST