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Cognitive Assessment

Our assessment clinic offers cognitive assessments for children and adolescents, and diagnose intellectual developmental disorder (intellectual disability).

A cognitive assessment (also known as an IQ test), measures thinking and problem-solving skills. It provides information on a child's overall intelligence, and level of skill across different areas of cognitive functioning, including: verbal comprehension skills, visual spatial skills, fluid reasoning ability, working memory, and processing speed.

A cognitive assessment is used to:

  • identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses

  • identify learning difficulties

  • identify giftedness

  • understand learning potential

  • diagnose Intellectual Disability

  • support applications for extra time on exams

  • support applications for school funding and NDIS funding

  • help educators develop individualised learning plans


IQ Test

Cognitive assessment tools:

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

  • Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test - Second Edition (UNIT-2)

Intellectual Disability: 

Intellectual disability, now referred to as intellectual developmental disorder (IDD) in the DSM-5-TR, is characterised by significantly delayed cognitive functioning and adaptive functioning. The onset of these delays first appear in early childhood. For a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability both a cognitive assessment, and an adaptive behaviour assessment, are required.

Symptoms of delayed cognitive functioning include: difficulties with reasoning, problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, short-term memory, academic learning, and learning from experience.

Symptoms of delayed adaptive functioning include: difficulties with social communication, social participation, emotional regulation, behaviour, reading social cues, immaturity, self-care (dressing, eating, toileting, hygiene), motor skills.

Cognitive Test

If you would like further information about our cognitive assessment service, including fees and availability,
please contact us on 0475 585 073.

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0475 585 073

Child & Adolescent Psychologist

525 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren VIC 3805
103 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199
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