Educational Testing & Assessment
Educational testing & assessment can be useful in matters concerning an individual's learning, well-being and development. Our assessments can diagnose specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia and provide a full profile of strengths and weaknesses.
Our assessments can be tailored to your requirements but are usually offered as:
- Assessment of Intelligence (IQ)
- Assessment of Achievement
- Diagnostic Assessment
There are many intelligence and achievement tests. The exact ones that a Psychologist uses can depend on their personal preferences and training. It can also depend on the age and abilities of the child.
Intelligence (IQ) Tests
Intelligence tests often referred to as cognitive assessments can show an individuals intellectual potential by measuring thinking and problem-solving skills. These tests identify areas of strength and weakness and suggest where further testing needs to be done.
Intelligence tests are not a measure of how “smart” someone is. They measure intellectual potential.
Achievement tests measure an acquired skill or knowledge (what a person knows and can do). For example how much a person knows about a certain topic, such as mathematics or spelling, or how much of a capacity they have (i.e., your aptitude) to master material in a particular area, such as mechanical relationships.
Educational Psychologists often compare the results of IQ and achievement tests. They do this to spot patterns of strengths and weaknesses in related areas across the two tests. This is required when identifying specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
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