Cognitive and educational assessments are used by psychologists to assess a range of cognitive (i.e thinking) abilities in both adults and children. At Serene Psychological Services, we offer the most up-to-date, gold standard measures of cognitive assessment. These are comprehensive, individually administered tools that offer interpretive power for a range of issues. The assessments we currently offer include:
Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) for ages 2:6-7:7yrs
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) for ages 6:0-16:11yrs
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) for ages 16:0-90:11yrs
The above cognitive assessments are powerful clinical tools that assist with:
Identifying intellectual giftedness or disability in adults and children
Identifying cognitive strengths and weaknesses relative to the individual
Designing interventions at home or school where relevant
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) for Preschool-Yr12 (4yrs-19yrs)
Often used in conjunction with the appropriate cognitive assessment, the WIAT-III is a powerful clinical tool that assists with:
Identifying the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student
Informing decisions regarding eligibility for educational services, educational placement, or a diagnosis of a specific learning disability
Designing learning plans or other relevant interventions.
The process of cognitive assessment:
1). Initial consultation (approximately 30 minutes). Comprehensive background information is gathered including developmental history, medical issues, academic issues (where applicable), social/family relationships and any other issues or concerns. This is to gain a holistic view of the child or adult to inform interpretation and recommendations as appropriate.
2). Testing over 1 or 2 sessions. This will depend on the ability and willingness of the participant, as well as the types of assessments required.
3). Scoring and Interpretation. Your assessment(s) will be scored and interpreted against standardised norms.
4). Report Writing. The background information, behavioural observations during testing, test results and consequent interpretations will be combined into a comprehensive report that includes relevant recommendations as appropriate.
5). Feedback Session (approximately 30 minutes). Your psychologist will offer you the outcomes of the testing, the report and relevant recommendations for school or home.
Cost (Subject to change):
The costs below are all inclusive of the time required to complete the relevant assessment (including initial appointment, testing appointment(s), scoring/interpreting, report writing and feedback session).
Cognitive assessment: $850
A cognitive and ASD assessment combined: $2050
A cognitive and educational assessment combined: $1650
ASD Assessment: $1650