Parramatta Psychology Clinic 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.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
Parramatta Psychology Clinic 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
• General Ability
• Cognitive Proficiency
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III)
Parramatta Psychology Clinic 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
• Written expression
• Maths Problem Solving
• Receptive Vocabulary
• Academic fluency (speed of reading, writing and calculating)
How do I get a Mental Health Care Plan?
Visit your GP and ask them for a referral to our clinic. Describe the issues and they’ll give you a referral to see us.
What happens if I don't want to see my GP?
If you don’t want to see a GP, you can visit us without a Medicare Care Plan. You can discuss fees when you call us.
How many sessions do I get by obtaining a Medicare Care Plan?
Medicare provides you with 6 sessions initially. In the event you need additional sessions, visit your GP and they can refer you back to us for more sessions.