Educational Assessments and Cognitive Assessments

Educational Assessments and Cognitive Assessments

Comprehensive Educational Assessments are important in understanding your child or adolescent’s learning profile and academic capacity. It includes a Cognitive test and Achievement Assessments. It provides insight into the unique learning profile and academic capacity.

They assess areas of mental functioning related to memory and the ability to pay attention to tasks and solve problems. They help to make informed decisions regarding educational placement and individual learning needs.

A Cognitive Assessment (WPPSI, WISC or WAIS) is an individually administered intelligence test that can be completed. The test can take up to 2 hours to administer and generates a Full-Scale IQ (formerly known as an intelligence quotient or IQ score) which is the general intellectual ability. It also provides five primary index scores (i.e., Verbal Comprehension Index, Visual Spatial Index, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index) representing abilities in more discrete cognitive domains.

An Achievement Assessment (WIAT) is suitable for use in a variety of clinical and educational settings, including schools, clinics and private practices, to identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student. The results can be interpreted by our psychologists to assist in making decisions regarding eligibility for educational services, educational placement, or diagnosis of a specific learning disability.