Cognitive, Educational & ADHD Assessments
Assessments help you and your clinician to gain an accurate profile of your functioning, strengths and weaknesses to assist in developing learning strategies and treatment recommendations.
What are Cognitive and Educational Assessments?
Cognitive and Educational Assessments are standardised tests designed to determine whether you or your child has any issues with mental function relating to memory, attention and problem solving.
neurocare offers standardised tests such as Wechsler WPPSI-IV, WISC-V and WIAT-III which can be used as supporting documentation for NDIS applications, tailoring individualised support plans, educational planning and placement of adolescents and adults in school.
At the conclusion of the cognitive and educational assessment, a written report detailing the results and recommendations is provided during a feedback session with a qualified psychologist.
A Cognitive Assessment will cover:
- Verbal Reasoning: Ability to use and understand words and being able to apply them to form a verbal concept, expression and reasoning.
- Visual Spatial: Ability to take in visual details and understand their relationship in a space or how they are constructed. Understanding of the relationships between parts and a whole and integration of visual and motor skills.
- Fluid Reasoning: Ability to see to relationship between visual objects and apply the concept.
- Working Memory: Ability to hold visual and auditory information in mind while working on other tasks as well as demonstrating attention and concentration.
- Processing Speed: Speed and accuracy of visual scanning and identifying visual objects, short-term memory, and visual-motor coordination.
A cognitive assessment can be undertaken from 3 years of age provided the child has the capability to communicate with the assessor. Cognitive Assessments can also be provided to adolescents and adults.
An Educational Assessment will cover:
- Reading: Coprehension and decoding
- Written Expression
- Listening comprehension
- Oral expressive skills
- Mathematics: Operation and reasoning
- Academic fluency: Speed of reading, writing and calculating
Educational Screening assessments can be undertaken from Prep (VIC) or Kindy (NSW) but this is not considered a diagnostic tool. To make a diagnostic Educational Screening Assessment, the child must have completed Year/Grade 2 and include other special preconditions.
We offer comprehensive diagnostic services specifically designed for children and adolescents who may be experiencing symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our assessment covers a range of aspects to understand the full picture of the child or adult, including attention, impulsivity, behaviour, and sleep patterns.
With our expert analysis, parents and healthcare professionals can gain a deeper understanding of their child's unique needs and develop a personalised treatment plan in an effort to maximises their potential. At our clinic, we take a holistic approach to ADHD, recognising that every child or adult is different and requires a tailored approach to their diagnosis and treatment. With our state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained staff, we help to uncover the underlying causes that may be contributing to ADHD symptoms.