Cognitive or Educational

Psychometric Assessments

Cognitive or Educational

Psychometric Assessments

Assessing cognitive ability, academic achievement and learning ability, and social, emotional and behavioural functioning.
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What is a cognitive or educational psychometric assessment?

The psychometric assessment process includes a combination of clinical interview, completion of questionnaires, the administration of a variety of standardised assessment measures in an individual or multiple appointments with your child or adolescent, and a feedback session after the provision of a written report to discuss queries or recommendations contained within the report.

Depending on the reason for referring and individual presentation or concerns which require addressing through evaluation, assessments may include measures of:

  • Cognitive ability

  • Academic achievement and learning ability

  • Social , emotional and behavioural functioning

What is a cognitive or educational psychometric assessment?

The psychometric assessment process includes a combination of clinical interview, completion of questionnaires, the administration of a variety of standardised assessment measures in an individual or multiple appointments with your child or adolescent, and a feedback session after the provision of a written report to discuss queries or recommendations contained within the report.

Depending on the reason for referring and individual presentation or concerns which require addressing through evaluation, assessments may include measures of:

  • Cognitive ability

  • Academic achievement and learning ability

  • Social , emotional and behavioural functioning

What is the process?

The psychological assessment takes place over a number of sessions. The first session is an interview with parents or caregivers, and can take place either face to face or by telephone. During this session, the clinician will gather the information relevant to the assessment including the current concerns, developmental history, background history and information regarding functioning in the home, social and educational settings.

Additional information such as previous assessments, school reports and authority to communicate with other professionals involved in clients care may be requested. The clinician may also provide you with a questionnaire to complete.

The assessment sessions are usually scheduled over one or two days and last 2-3 hours each. The specific assessments administered will depend on the reasons for referral, current concerns and your child’s presentation.

Following the assessment sessions, the clinician will score, standardise and interpret the results of the assessments.

A 50 minute feedback session will then be scheduled to go through the outcomes of the assessment, provide the report, and discuss the results and recommendations contained within the report.

The comprehensive report will be able to be used by you to distribute to the school or other professionals involved, as you see fit.

Fees and payment

Fees and Payment

The complete psychological assessment process involves the initial consultation, scoring and interpretation of parent questionnaires, face to face assessment with your child (sometimes over two appointments).

Assessments also involve the scoring, standardising and interpretation of the results as well as a comprehensive written report, in which thorough and useful recommendations are given.

The cost of an assessment depends on the reason for the assessment and individual presentation. The fee schedule below is indicative of the most common assessments completed at ThinkWise Clinical Psychology.

Fees are payable in two installments, the first installment on attendance at the first session (either face to face parent session on initial testing session) and the second installment is due prior to the final parent interview and distribution of the report.

Cognitive assessment (WPPSI/WISC)
Total $1,430 inc.GST
  • Approx. 9 hours total – 4 hours contact (parent initial interview, port interview and child assessment)

  • 5 hours scoring, interpretation and report writing

Educational assessment

(Cognitive assessment + WIAT, other assessments depending on presentation and issues including PHAB or ABAS)

Total $2,420 inc.GST
  • Approx. 13 hours total – 6 to 7 hours contact (parent initial interview, port interview and child assessment)

  • 7 hours scoring, interpretation and report writing

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