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Children

You may often find yourself identifying certain behaviours or emotions that are different from their path of obedience and respect for you as well as their teachers. However, you may not be able to trace the exact cause of this reaction let alone find ways to help your child. Several factors such as stress, anxiety, depression and learning difficulties have physical manifestations in children too. Psychometric assessments help identify your child’s thinking, behaviour and emotional patterns. An understanding into the factors that are causing your child to react in certain manner opposite to what is considered ideal can help you take the next steps in terms to of finding solutions. These tests are known as diagnostic tests as they help you identify the core problem. Apart from emotional and behavioural problems, diagnostic tests are also used to identify neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism or brain-related difficulties in your child. Psychometric assessments can also be used to monitor your child’s progress after an initial diagnosis of a behavioural or neurodevelopmental issue has been done. These tests are known as prognostic tests.

We offer the following assessments for Children:

Formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Suitable for: Individuals between 0-90 years of age
Administration Time: 120 mins

The ADOS is a special tool that is used to diagnose autism and is the only that gives an accurate diagnosis. It is used as an early intervention tool and also to monitor progress during treatment for autism. It is usually done if the child has complaints such as:

  • Inconsistent communication skills
  • Minimal verbal fluency
  • Some verbal communication skills but with inconsistencies
  • Not able to relate to daily life activities

Formal, standardized measurements for IQ, achievement and learning difficulties

The Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-5)

Suitable for: Children between 6-18 years of age
Administration Time: 120 mins

The WISC-5 is a universally recognised intelligence test. It is usually done if the child has complaints such as:

  • Having consistent difficulties in reading and writing
  • Having consistent difficulties in subjects like maths and science that require the child to be process information quickly and solve problems
  • Unable to understand what is being taught in class
  • Unable to remember study topics
  • Seeing words and numbers as mirror-images

Formal Diagnosis for Behaviour Related Issues such as ADHD

The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)

Suitable for: Individuals between 0-90 years of age
Administration Time: 30 mins

The ABAS is a test that looks at a child’s behavioural problems. It is usually done when your child has the following complaints:

  • Unable to concentrate for more than 10-20 minutes.
  • Unable to follow instructions given in class
  • Unable to do basic self-care skills such as brushing teeth, toileting, dressing oneself, combing hair, self-feeding
  • Unable to communicate in complete sentences that make sense, communicating using words that don’t make sense, communicating without emotions.
  • Not having an interest to take part in hobbies or sports

Conners-3 for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Suitable for: Children between 6-18
Administration Time:30 mins

The Conners 3 is a test that helps identify whether your child has ADHD. The Conners-3 has 3 specific form, one which will be completed by you when you come for an assessment, the second completed by your child’s class teacher which can be emailed to them. The last one would be administered by the Psychologist to your child.

You would opt for this test if:

  • Your child is between the ages of 6-18
  • Has difficulty with concentrating for more than 10-20 minutes in class
  • Is often disruptive and shows unusual behaviours such as spitting, throwing tantrums, vomiting when asked to complete assignments
  • Has problems socializing with other children
  • Does not listen to anything you say and is often preoccupied with other things, becoming aggressive when you take those things away from them

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