Various types of individualised assessments are offered by this service, which can help to explain why a person is having difficulties at home, school, and/or work. On completion of the assessment, a written report with individualised support strategies will be provided. A feedback session (for parents, school etc.) will also be offered to discuss the results and recommendations. The following types of assessments are offered by this service:
Neuropsychology Assessment This is an evaluation process by which a person's cognitive, emotional, and behavioural functioning is comprehensively assessed. It can be used for educational and future support planning, in addition to diagnostic clarification.
Cognitive Functioning Psychometric testing using the WPPSI-IV, WISC-V or WAIS-IV.
Academic Skills The WIAT- 2nd edition, is a comprehensive yet flexible tool designed for achievement skills assessment, learning disability diagnosis, special education placement, curriculum planning and clinical appraisal for preschool children to adults.
Learning and Memory A variety of assessment tools are used to measure learning and memory capacity, including the Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning - 2nd Edition. Difficulties with learning and memory can have a significant impact on learning and school-related problems.
Executive Functions Specific executive functions include impulse control, self-monitoring, cognitive flexibility, emotional control, task initiation, working memory, planning/ prioritising, and organisation. Executive functions play a very important role with carrying out the tasks of learning and daily living. The day-to-day impact of executive difficulties can be identified with assessment.
Adaptive Behaviour The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – 3rd Edition measures personal abilities such as communication, social interaction, and taking care of oneself. These scales assess what an individual actually does, rather than what he or she is able to do.
Resiliency and Social-Emotional Functioning A variety of tools are used to measure a young person's perceived areas of strength, and/or vulnerability related to psychological resilience. Evaluation also identifies adaptive and maladaptive behavioural, social and emotional functioning using multi-informant assessment tools.
Sensory Processing The Sensory Profile 2 assists with identifying and documenting how sensory processing may be contributing to or interfering with a child's participation at home, school, and the community.
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