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Psychological Assessments

At Pathways Health and Research Centre, we offer a range of psychological assessment services for children and adolescents. Our principal psychologist has extensive experience providing cognitive assessments and writing comprehensive reports for schools to use in guiding learning.

About the assessments

In some cases, the social, behavioural and emotional difficulties that children and adolescents exhibit may be complicated by underlying cognitive issues. Thus, an assessment of cognitive skills can be useful in providing recommendations for specific accommodations and modifications to support individuals’ learning, achievement, developmental, psychological and behavioural needs. Such recommendations could be used to inform individual learning plans for students in the classroom, which can help improve individuals’ ability to learn more effectively. We currently offer the following assessment services:

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) – Children aged 6-16

  • The WISC provides an overview of children’s strengths and weaknesses across different domains
  • This information allows us to understand how children process information best and what areas need to be targeted for improvement
  • The WISC can also be used to assist in identifying any learning difficulties
  • Assessment takes place over a 90-120 minute session with the child

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

  • The WIAT can be used in combination with the WISC to identify specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia
  • This assessment is used primarily when particular concerns about possible learning difficulties have been identified
  • Assessment takes place over a 90-120 minute session with the child

Pricing

WISC assessment + comprehensive report: $550

WISC assessment + WIAT assessment + comprehensive report: $750

 

Assessment kits available at Pathways Health and Research Centre:

  1. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th Ed.
    (Australian edition) (WISC-IV)
  2. Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 4th Ed.
    (Australian edition) (WPPSI-IV)
  3. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 2nd Ed.
    (Australian edition) (WIAT-II)

What does the assessment involve?

  1. Clinical interview with the parent and child (50 minute standard consultation)
  2. Testing (90-120 minutes, depending on the individuals’ needs)
  3. Feedback session (50 minute standard consultation)

To gain a comprehensive understanding of the individuals’ level of functioning and needs, it is often best practice for the Psychologist to consult with other educational and/ or health care providers who work with the individual. Taking into consideration these factors, along with the individuals’ needs, the Psychologist will generate an individualised written report of the assessment results and recommendations.

Report turnaround time: Generally between 4-6 weeks after the last testing session.

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Psychological assessments?

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