Psychological Assessment
and Testing

Psychological assessment is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to help arrive at a conclusion about a person and their behaviour, personality and ability.

Areas for assessment include:

  Psychological assessment is also referred to as psychological testing. Psychologists train extensively to administer and interpret psychological tests. Psychological assessment should be part of a thorough assessment of an individual.   A standardised psychological test is a task or set of tasks given under standard, set conditions. It is designed to assess a specific aspect of functioning and the scores obtained are compared to scores of individuals of the same age and cohort. The intention is to provide a fair and equitable comparison among test takers. Psychologists have a choice of many well-standardised tests with which to evaluate an individual.

A clinical interview is often conducted prior to the start of any psychological testing. This interview generally includes questions about the individual's personal and childhood history, presenting problems and family background. Observations of the person being referred in their natural setting such as at school in the case of a child can provide additional information.

At the Psychology Clinic we are able to utilise a number of Psychological Assessments to assist with school-based support or other specific difficulties requiring formal assessment. We will consider all available formal assessments to inform our practice with our current clientele but also welcome enquiries that are directly regarding Psychological Assessment and Testing, including assistance with the statementing process for your child at school.
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