Is your child struggling at school?
As Psychologists, we often work with children who doubt their own abilities or self worth because they are misunderstood – or because people haven’t known the most effective ways to support them. Psychometric testing is the word used to describe the measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits and educational achievement. These types of tests can help us understand strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan of action to meet a child’s needs.
Psychometric testing for unidentified learning difficulties, and for giftedness – ADHD testing for difficulties with impulsivity, or inattention, plus screening for a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety and low mood are part of our core roles here at Mindworx Psychology. Testing is different, but often important in treatment – knowing exactly what’s going wrong can help us to focus on the specific things that make a difference. Testing can be costly, but often it can lead to faster, more effective treatment. Tests results also provide a common language for parents and professionals to have conversations. They can make concrete what seems a vague suspicion that things are not quite right.
As hard as it might be for parents to watch their child struggle, as Psychologist’s we know just how hard it is when children begin to believe they are “stupid” or “slow” or “naughty” or “weird” or “different”. The truth is often that they process the world differently, or learn differently from their peers. We are passionate about understanding where children develop their beliefs – and why they have made sense of the world in a way that might be unhelpful for self-esteem.
If your child has been struggling, needs help with school, reading or learning, or you are worried about developing low self-esteem, perhaps it’s time to seek some answers. Tests such as the WISC-V, or the WIAT-III are part of our gold standard school battery and can be delivered in full, or just in part as part of finding answers.
We are here to help. Our assessments are designed for children aged 3-18 years.