Psychoeducational Assessments

Young people are often referred for assessments by schools, paediatricians, parents, school counsellors and general practitioners (GPs). Assessments are highly reliable tools that can assist in obtaining a more in-depth understanding of the child's specific needs, with a view to planning appropriate intervention.

All assessments are conducted by highly skilled practitioners who have a natural ability to connect with young people, to facilitate anxiety reduction, yielding more accurate test results. Results are provided to parents in a detailed psychological report including practical recommendations for parents and schools. 

 

Curious Kids Psychology offers a range of assessments including:

  • Cognitive Assessments:
    Often known as an IQ test, a cognitive assessment is considered a gold standard tool for identifying a young person's natural way of learning. It is designed to uncover an individual's pattern of strengths and weaknesses, with a view to applying this knowledge to assist the child in their learning.

  • Educational Assessments:
    Whilst cognitive assessments focus on natural learning style and potential, educational assessments are used to measure a child’s actual academic ability in line with typical age-appropriate school-based tasks.  Assessment areas include reading, reading comprehension and fluency, oral expression, written expression, mathematics and maths fluency.  

  • Behaviour Assessments:   

These assessments are sometimes requested to examine whether a child exhibits challenging behaviour that is considered greater than the range of expected age-appropriate behaviour. Areas of assessment can include learning problems, hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, attention/concentration and social problems.

  • Other Assessments:

    • Mental Health (anxiety, depression)

    • ADHD

    • Autism screening​

    • Executive functioning

    • Memory

    • Adaptive behaviour/functional

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