Psychometric Assessment involves assessing an individual usually as compared to same aged peers, along a number of different dimensions, to evaluate the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. It is most commonly seen in areas of intelligence, academic achievement, behaviour, adaptive functioning (or living/life skills) and some other specialised areas.
We routinely conduct Cognitive Assessments – primarily intelligence assessments using the Wechsler Testing package – that being the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) (for ages 6 and up), or Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) depending on the age of the individual. Further assessment on academic functioning & performance using the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) can be used in conjunction with Intelligence Assessment to give an accurate picture of the strengths, weaknesses and cognitive profile of an individual when there are concerns over their ability to learn, remember or perform in a classroom or work setting.
Assessments of behaviour, or behavioural difficulties, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other behavioural diagnoses is also provided, as is assessment of Adaptive Functioning or level of disability.