Examples of Tests Used at Poulton Respondek Clinical Psychology
At Poulton Respondek Clinical Psychology we utilise sensitive, specialised, reliable and valid psychometric tests to assess cognitive and adaptive functioning, and to screen and diagnose mental health problems in children, adolescents and adults.
Intelligence (IQ) Tests
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (Australian)
The WISC-V is an individually administered, comprehensive clinical instrument for assessing the intelligence of children aged 6 years, 0 months through to 16 years, 11 months (6:0-16:11). The WISC-V provides subtest and composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in specified cognitive domains (Verbal Comprehension, Processing Speed, Working Memory, Fluid Reasoning and Visual Spatial Processing), In addition, a composite score that represents a child’s general intellectual ability (Full Scale IQ) is calculated.
The WISC-V is one of the most reliable and valid IQ testing instruments available. It is the most widely used measure of IQ for school placement. The WISC–V gives you flexibility and interpretive power, along with access to more subtests, so you gain a broader view of a child's cognitive abilities. Subtests are targeted to common referral questions for children such as the presence of a specific learning disability.
Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (A&NZ)
The WPPSI-IV (Australian and New Zealand Standardised Edition) is an individually administered clinical instrument for assessing the cognitive ability of children aged 2 years, 6 months through to 7 years, 7 months. The WPPSI-IV provides sub test and composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in specified cognitive domains (Verbal Comprehension, Processing Speed, Working Memory, Fluid Reasoning and Visual Spatial Processing), as well as a composite score that represents general intellectual functioning (Full Scale IQ).
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (A&NZ)
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) is an individually administered, comprehensive, clinical instrument for assessing the intellectual ability of adults aged 16 through to 89. The WAIS-IV measures a range of verbal and non-verbal skills and compares these to people of similar age. The WAIS-IV provides composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in specified cognitive domains (Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory, and Processing Speed), as well as providing a composite score that represents an adults general intellectual ability (Full Scale IQ).
Academic Achievement Test (4 years +)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third Edition (A&NZ)
The WIAT-III is used to assess academic achievement skills in students and compare achievement and ability skills. The assessment is a rich source of information about an individual’s achievement skills because it allows the assessment of his/her problem solving ability by evaluating processing skills. This enables curriculum and intervention decisions to be made with confidence. The WIAT-III Australian is a comprehensive yet flexible measurement tool, useful for achievement skills assessment, learning disability diagnosis, special education placement, curriculum planning and clinical appraisal for preschool children through to adults.
Adaptive Functioning Assessment
Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (Third Edition)
The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Third Edition (ABAS-3) gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span and can be used to assist in diagnosing and classifying various developmental, learning, and behavioural disabilities and disorders, identifying Identify strengths and weaknesses, developing treatment plans and training goals, determining eligibility for services and evaluating capacity to live or work independently. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.