Psychometric assessments are tests used to assess particular aspects of human behaviour.
When performing a psychometric test we look at an individual’s strengths, weaknesses and functioning. This provides us with an in-depth psychological profile, which allows us to make treatment recommendations to help a child reach his or her full potential.
Assessments offered at The ADD Lab:
- School Readiness Assessments
A School Readiness Assessment is performed prior to a child entering formal schooling (Grade 1). During a school readiness assessment we look at intellectual, emotional, fine motor, gross motor and visio-motor skills to determine wether a child is ready to start school.
- Learning Difficulty Assessments
These assessments are used to determine why a child is struggling to adapt to the demands of formal schooling. Problems at school are manifest intellectually, emotionally or behaviourly and are usually picked up by parents or teachers.
- During an assessment we look at:
- Cognitive ability
- Reading, spelling, writing and mathematical skills
- Visual and auditory discrimination
- Fine-motor skills
- Emotional experiences of the child
Behavioural observations are also made during the assessment process, including attention ability, ability to relate to the assessor, motivation to complete tasks, ability to structure work, ability to work independently, ability to recognize errors, etc.
Depending on the outcome of the assessment, the appropriate remedial support is either offered at The ADD Lab or from our network of recommended professionals.
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