Education, Learning and IQ Assessments

Cognitive assessments or intelligence tests (IQ tests) are used to determine an individual’s learning capability and aim to identify areas in which an individual has strengths and areas in which they may have more difficulty.

Learning concerns can manifest at different stages throughout one’s life, but they are most commonly observed during childhood and adolescence.

Strategic Psychology provides comprehensive IQ and cognitive assessments for both children and adults. Our assessments can identify potential learning difficulties, such as reading, language, or attention challenges. Our goal is to provide accurate and insightful assessments to support individuals to understand their cognitive abilities and pave the way for targeted interventions and personalised support.

Available assessments include:

Child and Adolescent IQ testing

Adult IQ testing

Child and Adult behaviour rating scales

Development of educational profiles and plans

Educational needs assessment and individualised learner profiles

Note: Clients 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The Assessment Process

Please 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.

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 sessions 1 and 2. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and be provided with a report containing the assessment procedure, findings, and recommendations. This report is to be shared with all relevant stakeholders by the client.

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Contact us at Strategic Psychology via phone, email or drop in to our office if you would like to make an appointment to see one of our psychologists. No referral is needed to make an appointment.