Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
The WISC-V (Weschsler Intelligent Scale for Children latest version 5) is a clinician tool to measure cognitive abilities in children between age 6 – 16. Psychologists administer this test to understand and identify learning disabilities, if a child is gifted or not, and to determine student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and indication of ADHD symptoms.
The WISC-V is made up of 16 subtests that represent specific cognitive domains, intellectual ability and intellectual functioning. It takes approximately 2 hours to administer. Our child and educational psychologist prefers bookings for assessments in the morning for best possible performance.
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)
The WIAT (Weschsler Individual Achievement Test can be taken by children and adults age 4 to 85. It measures intelligence and is often good for measurement of areas a person struggles or excels in. The WIAT give a summary of function in common school subjects like reading, math, written language, and oral language. Similarly to the WISC an average score is 100, above this average indicates above average functioning and below is below average.
The difference between WISC AND WIAT – The WISC is designed to assess intelligence, not school performance. The WIAT is designed to assess academic performance and does not predict intelligence. It can be useful to compare these scores to see if your child is performing academically up to their intelligence.
Conners Comprehensive Behaviour Rating Scales (CBRS)
The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales™ (Conners CBRS™) gives a complete overview of child and adolescent disorders and concerns. It can be used to assess a wide spectrum of behaviors, emotions, social and academic problems.
This test can assist in the diagnostic process of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its most common comorbid disorders such as Oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. The CBRS can also assist in the development of intervention plans. Child and developmental psychologists usually work alongside with teachers when using this assessment. The age range suitable for this assessment is 6–18 for parent and teacher forms and 8–18 for self-report forms.
For appointments with Jan West, our child and developmental psychologist please call our office on 9979 3000.