A Cognitive Assessment, or IQ Test, is an individually administered standardised assessment for children and adolescents. It involves a series of different
activities which measure various areas of intelligence. The most commonly administered IQ tests include:
- The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Australian and New Zealand Standardised Fifth Edition (WISC-V: A&NZ)
- The Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities – Forth Edition (WJ IV COG)
The cognitive assessment process typically involves the following:
- A parent consultation (without your child) to obtain a detailed developmental history and background information as well as a discussion around presenting
- Cognitive assessment (Approximately 120 minutes however completion time depends on the working speed and concentration / attention of your child).
- Results are provided in the form of a detailed and comprehensive written report which will also contain specific recommendations and practical strategies to support the child at home and at school.
- Parents are encouraged to attend a feedback session to discuss the results and recommendations.