Psychometric testing

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Gordon Psychology conducts psychometric assessments to assess an individual’s level of cognitive and academic functioning. Psychometric assessments are conducted using reliable and valid measures that evaluate an individual’s academic potential (Intelligence Quotient –IQ) and academic ability.

Gordon Psychology uses the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V) to evaluate a child between the ages of 6 to 16 years for cognitive functioning. The WISC-V evaluates a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, assesses for and identifies giftedness, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders and the impact of brain injuries.

Psychometric (IQ) tests measure the following cognitive abilities:
• Verbal comprehension
• Visual Spatial
• Fluid Reasoning
• Working Memory
• Processing Speed
• Quantitative Reasoning
• Auditory Working Memory
• Nonverbal
• General Ability
• Cognitive Proficiency

Gordon Psychology uses the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III) to evaluate academic skills. The WIAT-III identifies the academic strengths and weaknesses of an individual. The WIAT-III helps to inform parents/care takers regarding eligibility for educational placement and services. Information obtained from the WIAT-III assist in planning interventions specific to a child’s needs.

Educational tests measure academic skills such as:
• Listening Comprehension
• Oral Expression
• Early Reading Skills
• Reading Comprehension
• Oral Reading Fluency
• Alphabet Writing Fluency
• Spelling
• Written expression
• Maths Problem Solving
• Receptive Vocabulary
• Academic fluency (speed of reading, writing and calculating)

The cost of a psychometric assessment is $800 for approximately 2-4 hours of testing and the compilation of a report.