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Education, Learning and IQ Assessments
Learning concerns can be identified at various stages of life, however, most commonly such concerns are noticed in childhood and adolescent years. Learning difficulties can be of varying degrees and cause undue distress in areas such as education and employment. Strategic Psychology offers a comprehensive assessment process to identify suspected intellectual disability, low IQ and understand cognitive abilities to provide recommendations for support or therapy in schools and workplaces.
The assessments we can provide are set out below:
- Child and Adolescent IQ testing
- Adult IQ testing
- Child and Adult behavior rating scales
- Development of educational profiles and plans
- Educational needs assessment and individualized learner profiles
Note: Client must be verbal and have English as their first language to complete an assessment
At present, we are not able to provide assessments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
The Assessment Process
Session 1: Initial Needs Analysis
Your initial session will involve a detailed interview focused on understanding your concerns and taking an appropriate history relating to the following:
- Family background
- Developmental history including medical history
- Educational history
- Previous assessments
- Current academic information and school reports including NAPLAN data (if required)
Upon the relevant information being obtained, you will explore with your psychologist whether a formal assessment is required and if so, what assessment/s would be recommended. For children and adolescents, if an assessment is not required, an educational needs assessment or learner profile can be discussed at this session with your psychologist. At the conclusion of the Initial Needs Analysis, a determination will be made with regard to further assessment recommendations. If an assessment is appropriate, you will be provided with a fee schedule for your consideration,
Session 2: The IQ Assessment (Child or Adult)
This session will likely take between 1-2 hours. The specific standardised assessment will be explained to you and you will have ample opportunity to ask any further questions. Following the IQ assessment, a formal report will be written and consolidated. Depending on the complexity of the case and information provided at session 1, time frames for completion may vary.
Session 3: Discussion of the Findings and Presentation of the Comprehensive Report
During this session, assessment findings will be explained and discussed in the context of the information provided during session 1 and 2. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and be provided with a report containing the assessment procedure, findings, and recommendations. At the conclusion of the session, you will be provided with a copy of the report. This report is to be shared with all relevant stakeholders by the client.
NOTE: IQ Assessments cannot be funded through Medicare however can at times be funded through NDIS if the client is already a participant in the NDIS. The results from the IQ assessment can be used by clients to apply for NDIS support or educational support within school settings.