Growth Psychology Consulting Liverpool

Psychometric/Educational Assessments

A full psycho-educational assessment is appropriate whenever there are concerns about a child’s learning ability or educational performance. Psycho-educational assessment involves the use of reliable measures that evaluate a child’s IQ (academic potential) and academic skills (such as reading, spelling, mathematics, written language, and oral language skills). A psycho-educational assessment is comprised of at least two types of testing; psychometric and educational testing.

Psychometric (IQ) tests measure cognitive abilities such as:

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Auditory and visual processing
  • Language skills
  • Eye-hand co-ordination
  • Planning ability
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Perceptual and Spatial skills

Educational tests measure academic skills such as:

  • Reading
  • Written expression
  • Spelling
  • Mathematics
  • Academic fluency (speed of reading, writing and calculating)
  • Listening comprehension
  • Oral expressive skills

When there are concerns about an individual’s intellectual ability and/or ability to function in the general community, adaptive behaviour is also assessed. Adaptive behaviour assess abilities in four major domains:

  • Communication skills (skills required for expressive, receptive and written language skills)
  • Daily Living skills (practical skills needed to take care of oneself and contribute to a household)
  • Social skills (skills needed to get along with others, regulate emotions and behaviour as well as skills involved in leisure activities such as play)
  • Motor Skills (fine and gross motor skills)

Psychometric / Intelligence Testing

We conduct testing for children and adults to identify learning difficulties, global delays and dyslexia. We can provide reports and recommendations to assist with learning. Some of the tests we provide but not limited to are: WYATT 3, WISC 5, WAISS 4.

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