Educational assessments determine the academic and learning ability to make informed decisions to enable our young people to flourish.
The nature, purpose and benefit of assessment
An educational assessment, alongside psychometric tests and clinical interviews, can provide information to assist parents, schools and other professionals in understanding better the level of a child’s academic strengths and support needs to inform diagnosis, educational planning and support.
Connections WA has a vast amount of experience to deliver a collaborative approach working with young people, parents and schools to offer the following assessments. Please note that not all assessments result in a diagnosis, however our approach is comprehensive and follows best practice guidelines for psychometric assessments.
If additional sessions are needed, additional costs apply. See assessment fee schedule.
Cognitive (IQ) Assessment
A cognitive assessment is suitable for parents looking to determine the intellectual capacity of their child. This assessment includes an initial consultation meeting with parents, a full cognitive assessment of the young person (1-2 sessions), a written report and a feedback meeting with parents and the school.
Cognitive and Adaptive Behaviour Assessment
A cognitive and adaptive behaviour assessment is suitable for diagnosing an intellectual disability. This assessment includes an initial consultation meeting with parents, a full cognitive assessment and adaptive functioning assessment with the young person (1-2 sessions), a written report and a feedback meeting with parents and the school.
Cognitive and Educational Assessment
A cognitive and educational assessment is suitable for diagnosing a Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia). These assessments include an initial consultation meeting with parents, a full cognitive assessment, a comprehensive academic and phonological processing assessment of the young person, and a written report and feedback meeting with parents and the school.
Steps of the assessment process
Preparing the young person for the assessment
Ensure your son or daughter is well-rested the day before and has a good sleep th night before and breakfast on the day of the assessments.
Explain they will attending an appointment to do some puzzles and games. Please bring a water bottle and a snack.
If your son or daughter wears glasses or a hearing aid, please make sure they have them on the day and wear comfortable clothes.