Cognitive ability assessment (or intelligence testing) is available for children and adolescents aged 6-16 years.
Assessments are conducted by our clinical psychologists and will involve between 3-4hrs of face-to-face interview and testing using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), the most widely used test for assessing cognitive abilities.
The WISC-V has a number of uses and benefits, and in particular it provides:
Profile of a child’s overall intellectual capacity and ability within sub-areas of cognitive functioning: Processing Speed, Working Memory, Fluid Reasoning, Visual Spatial, Vocabulary / Comprehension;
An indication of a child’s learning profile, and areas of strengths and difficulties;
Support in identifying learning and developmental conditions, in conjunction with multiple sources of assessment.
Fees are payable for this service, please see our Fees and Rebates page for more information.
Unfortunately, this service does not qualify for rebate under Medicare. However, a rebate may be available under private health cover. Please check with your fund.
For more information about Cognitive Assessments, you can download our PDF here.