Psychometric Testing

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Hopefield offers a range of psychometric tests assessing both learning potential and acquired skill for children, young people and adults.

Psychometric tests are designed to provide a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s intellectual ability and are used as part of a wholistic approach to identify potential in learning.

Tests of academic achievement (WIAT-III) are designed to assess an individual’s aptitude for Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Oral Language. These assessments can provide a rich source of information about an individual’s acquired academic skills relative to their peers.

The NEPSY-II can assist with identification of attention, concentration and memory difficulties and is a useful tool to contribute to a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children.

Our psychologists utilise the Q Interactive platform for cognitive testing. The Q Interactive platform allows the examiner to administer standardised testing through a computerised format. This format is not only eco-friendly, but adds to the efficiency of administration, scoring and interpretation. Tests available are:

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V),
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV),
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Tests – Third Edition (WIAT-III)
  • NEPSY-II, a neurodevelopmental assessment tool for ages 4 – 16.

A comprehensive report accompanies all completed assessments.

Psychometric testing is useful for

  • Identifying the presence of any weakness or strengths in learning
  • Providing information for children presenting with behavioural difficulties
  • Determining the level/severity of children with possible developmental issues (e.g., intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders)
  • Assessing eligibility for educational services and/or formulating specific educational support plans

Academic achievement tests are used with

  • Poor academic results, particularly in a specific domain
  • Behavioural difficulties (e.g. restlessness, poor listening, aggressive behaviour)
  • Poor attention and concentration when attempting school work
  • Disengagement in tasks, or poor performance but high ability