Neuropsychology

Neuropsychological Assessments

Word cloud - brain-machine-interfaceWechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

The WAIS-IV is an individually administered clinical instrument designed to assess the cognitive ability of adolescents and adults ages 16 years 0 months through 90 years 11 months. This latest version of the WAIS provides subtest and composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in specific cognitive domains, as well as a composite score that represents general intellectual ability – Full Scale IQ (FSIQ).

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)

The WISC-IV measures three main areas of cognition: Fluid Reasoning; Working Memory; and Processing Speed. A combination of these scales results in an overall IQ, which is the test’s most direct measure of intelligence. Analysing differences between the sub-scales indicates specific areas strengths and weaknesses. This information can then be used to develop strategies for individual educational programmes.

Wide Range Achievement Test – Fourth Edition (WRAT4)

The WRAT4 is a norm-referenced test that measures the basic academic skills of word reading, sentence comprehension, spelling, and math computation. It was standardised on a representative national sample of over 3,000 individuals ranging in age from 5 to 94 years. The WRAT4 includes four subtests: Word Reading; Sentence Comprehension; Spelling; and Math Computation.

Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales – Second Edition (Vineland-II)

The Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales – Second Edition (Vineland-II), is an individually administered measure of adaptive behaviour for ages birth through to 90. Two Survey forms, the Survey Interview Form and the Parent/Caregiver Rating Form, assess adaptive behaviour in the four broad domains of Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialisation, and Motor Skills, and include a Maladaptive Behaviour Domain that assesses problem behaviours. The Vineland-II Survey forms are based on a large, representative sample of over 3,000 individuals. Comparing the results on the Survey forms to the standardisation sample gives a measure of the individual’s overall level of adaptive functioning as well as his or her adaptive functioning in more distinct areas.

Please phone (07) 5599 2200 for further information regarding assessments at Solstice-Mind Matters.