Psychometric Assessments

Psychometric 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.

Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3) 

The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System–Third Edition (ABAS–III) is a highly regarded assessment that gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span.  It is particularly useful for evaluating individuals with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.

Auditory Processing Evaluation 

Auditory processing provides us with the foundational skills for learning, understanding language and using language, and an effective means of communication with others.  It encompasses a range of skills which a typically developing auditory system holds. When there are deficits in the skills mentioned above, an auditory processing disorder may exist.

Gilliam Autism Rating Scale – 3rd Edition (GARS-3) 

The GARS-3 is a standardised instrument designed for assessment of persons who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other severe behavioural disorders. The GARS-3 provides norm-references information that can assist in the diagnosis of ASD. Items on the GARS-3 are based on the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD, adopted by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013.

Functional Capacity and Needs Assessment/ NDIS Report

This assessment will evaluate the things that people do to function in their everyday lives; where their strengths and weaknesses lie. This assessment is extremely useful when determining support needs and intervention focuses, and is particularly valued by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIS).

Many more psychometric assessments are offered at Brain Care, please call our friendly team to discuss these further.

Please phone (07) 5599 2220 for further information regarding assessments at Brain Care