Liverpool Cognitive Assessments
Liverpool Intelligence Tests
At Flex Allied Health, our Liverpool psychologists provide Cognitive assessments or Intelligence tests that are used to determine a child’s learning capability by identifying their cognitive strengths and weaknesses.
These results results can provide a profile which can assist with diagnosis of:
- Intellectual difficulty or disability
- Learning difficulties or disabilities in children
- Intellectual giftedness
These assessments consequently helps develop individualised intervention and learning plans for children.
We use the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V, Australian Standard) for children to assist with the cognitive assessment and their subsequent diagnosis.
We provide behavioural assessments that are used to examine behavioural concerns that may include:
- Difficulties around hyperactivity
- Sustaining attention
- Disruptions to peer relations or learning.
Behavioural assessments help formulate an accurate
diagnosis to better understand the underlying causes
of challenging behaviour and formulate treatment plans
to modify both the behaviour itself and it’s impact on
Our Liverpool behavioural assessments are useful in diagnosing three main behavioural disorders in children:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Children experiencing symptoms of ADHD can experience some or all of the following behaviours organised under three broad categories; inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD): Children living with ODD exhibit challenging behaviour. Such behaviour may include becoming easily annoyed, having frequent angry outbursts, being argumentative with adults, refusal to follow rules or a low tolerance for frustration.
Conduct Disorder: Children who exhibit signs of a conduct disorder may be bullying frequently or using threatening behaviour, physically hurting others, cruelty to animals or stealing from others.
We use the Connors Rating Scale (CRS) (Third Edition for children aged 6 to 18 years), and Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3).