Assessments

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th Edition

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) is a test of intellectual ability for children aged from 6 years to around 17 years.

What is the test about?

The test is designed to assess the cognitive ability of children. From these results, a clearer picture of a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses can be gained. This has positive implications for planning how to best help him/her with learning.

How long will it take?

The assessment is likely to take at least one hour and more realistically, additional time (up to two hours) is required. Sometimes children require breaks in order to maintain attention and motivation to complete these tasks.

How does the testing take place?

It is preferable that parents are not in the room during the assessment process. The reason for this, is that unwittingly parents can distract their children and children can have difficulty focussing on the tasks required when Mum or Dad are present. However, considerable effort is made throughout the testing session for the examiner to develop a rapport and a friendly relationship with the child. This is achieved through talking positively about the tasks at hand and framing the experience for the child as a series of games and puzzles that we do together.

What is cost of the assessment?

The assessment cost is $750 and this includes the following:
* Explanation of the assessment before testing begins. In addition to being provided with an information sheet, parents are given an opportunity to ask any further questions they may have about the process.
* Administration of the WISC-IV (allowing 2 hours).
* Scoring of the test.
* Production of a written report outlining the behavioural observations of the child during the assessment, history, the test results, summary and recommendations. The report is produced within two weeks of completion of the assessment.
* Feedback session to the parent/s.

 

The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Second Edition (WIAT-II)

The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Second Edition (WIAT-II) is an individually administered test of achievement for school aged children and adolescents.

What is the test about?

The test is designed to assess a broad range of academic skills, covering the four basic content domains of reading, written language, mathematics and oral language. The WIAT-II allows the individual’s level of achievement to be compared with other students of the same age and conclusions to be drawn about whether the student is performing academically at, above or below an age-appropriate level. From these results, we are able to gain a clearer picture of the child’s academic strengths and weaknesses. This has positive implications for planning how to best help him/her in the learning environment.

How long will it take?

The assessment is likely to take at least one hour and more realistically, additional time (up to two hours) will be required. Sometimes young children require breaks in order to maintain attention and motivation to complete these tasks.

How does the testing take place?

It is preferable that parents are not in the room during the assessment process. The reason for this, is that unwittingly parents can distract their children and children can have difficulty focussing on the tasks required when Mum or Dad are present. However, considerable effort is made throughout the testing session for the examiner to develop a rapport and a friendly relationship with the child. This is achieved through talking positively about the tasks at hand and framing the experience for the child as a series of games and puzzles that we do together.

What is cost of the assessment?

The assessment cost is $750 and this covers the following:

* Explanation of the assessment before testing begins. In addition to being provided with an information sheet, parents are given an opportunity to ask any further questions they may have about the process.
* Administration of the WIAT-II (allowing 2 hours).
* Scoring of the test.
* Production of a written report outlining the behavioural observations of the child during the assessment, history, the test results, summary and recommendations. The report will be produced within 2 weeks of completion of the assessment.
* Feedback session to the parent/s.

If you have any questions about assessments, please call Resilient Kids on (07) 3902 1973.