Mindworx Psychology offers a range of psychometric testing including intelligence and academic testing, and diagnostic assessments for problems at school and giftedness. Paediatricians, parents, school counsellors, teachers and doctors (GPs) commonly refer children and adolescents to our friendly child psychologists to obtain an accurate understanding of needs. This may include cognitive assessments, educational assessments, ADHD and behavioural assessments.
We use a range of gold standard psychological IQ tests to measure aptitudes, abilities and strengths. These include the Wechsler IQ test range, amongst others.
– WISC: Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children
– WPPSI: Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
– WIAT: Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
The reality is that most children have strengths in some areas, and weaknesses in others. Even for those children who are gifted, they may be called ‘twice-exceptional’ because they may have an exceptional ability as well as a learning difficulty. These types of combinations of strengths and weaknesses, when unrecognised, can cause frustration for children, parents and teachers alike.
Testing can uncover all types of challenges – dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, working memory issues, slower processing speeds… the one thing we know is that no two brains are exactly alike. Every child’s profile is different due to their genetics, environment and prior learning.