Cognitive Assessments or intelligence tests are used to assist with determining a person’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
How might a Cognitive Assessment help my child?
There are many reasons why your child’s psychologist may suggest a Cognitive Assessment. For instance:
1. To obtain an accurate profile of a child’s overall intellectual functioning or IQ level
2. To identify a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses
3. To assist in exploring a child’s learning difficulties
4. To assist in the examination of:
· Intellectual giftedness
· Specific learning disabilities
· Intellectual disabilities
How does a Cognitive Assessment help an adult?
· Some roles such as government positions require a cognitive assessment as part of the application process.
· Offices such as Centrelink often require a Disability assessment as part of the application process for Disability assessment. In conjunction with an Adaptive Functioning Assessment, a cognitive assessment is required for a diagnosis of Intellectual Delay.
· Those who are unable to sit for the Citizenship Test due to cognitive impairment will need to provide a current report supporting the diagnosis of intellectual delay.
For further information, contact Psychological Assessment Solutions on 0425 269 658 to book a Cognitive Assessment either at our offices, your home or school, or simply to discuss if a Cognitive Assessment could benefit your child.