Below is a summary of some of our more sought after assessments and explanations of the types of appointments involved.
Explanation of an ASD assessment
ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder)
Explanation of an ADHD assessment
We can undertake a range of cognitive assessments to identify any learning needs which may be impacting on a young person’s educational abilities/attainment, including the WPPSI (The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence), WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition) and WAIS-IV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Fourth Edition). We can liaise with educational provisions and contribute to the EHCP process.
This is a face-to-face appointment and is undertaken by the young person. Mostly a young person is unaccompanied in the room for this assessment.
The cognitive tasks look at 5 main areas of how your brain works:
- How you solve problems using words (Verbal Comprehension)
- How you solve problems using pictures (Visual Spatial Abilities)
- How quickly you solve new problems you may not have come across before (Fluid Reasoning)
- Your short-term memory (Called your Working Memory)
- How quickly you are able to take in the information being presented to you (Processing Speed)
There are 10 tasks in total to explore all of these 5 areas and we either do them on the IPAD, question and answer format or with a paper and pencil.
In children too young for cognitive assessments we offer a Schedule of Growing Skills Developmental Assessment (SOGS).
SOGS (Schedule of Growing Skills):
Explanation of ADOS
Explanation of Developmental History
Explanation of a Qb Test
The QB test is a diagnostic screening tool which provides objective information to aid the assessment of ADD/ADHD. The test uses age and gender matched comparisons to assess a child’s ability to concentrate, their movement and impulsivity. The Qb Test is an essential part of the ADHD pathway and the results are used in conjunction with other ADD/ADHD assessment tools to aid clinical judgement.
During the Qb Test you will be asked to:
- sit in front of a computer screen
- a soft flexible head band will be placed around your head with a reflective ball attached to measure your movement during the test
- you will hold the responder button in one of your hands
- you will click in response to certain shapes you see on the screen
- the test will automatically end after the required time