What are cognitive assessments for children?
Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and senses. Cognitive assessments are used to measure our thinking abilities. These include:
- Verbal Comprehension
- Visual Spatial
- Fluid Reasoning
- Working Memory
- Processing Speed
A cognitive assessment can be helpful to identify what a child may struggle with, or what they may find easy. An assessment can help you, and the school, understand a little more about how your child thinks and makes sense of the world around them.
Our Psychologists typically use the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), although are trained in other measures.
What is the process for cognitive assessments?
- Initial appointment with child: This is so we can get background information including factors such as academic abilities, developmental history, any medical history, family relationships and any issues raised by parents or carers
- Testing: Assessment appointment to complete the measure. More than one appointment may be required.
- Scoring test results: After completing the testing, each assessment will be scored and interpreted against standardised results.
- Feedback: One of our psychologists will discuss the results from the assessment sessions and then create a comprehensive assessment report of a psychological formulation.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the cognitive assessments we offer for children, contact Meadows Psychology Service today or fill out the quick enquiry form here.