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info@roweandassociates.com.au

(02) 9586 1600

56A Gloucester Rd

HURSTVILLE 2220

ASSESSMENTS

Rowe & Associates provides specialised and indivdually tailored assessments that can investigate your child's devlopment from an emotional, behavioural, cognitive or social perpective. 

 

We use the 'gold standard' in assessment tools and provide comprehensive feedback sessions.

 

The details of what is involved with each assesmsent may vary depending on a variety of factors including the child's age, reason for assessments and prior history. Generally speaking an assessment at our clinic with include the following:

  •  A initial interview with parent/s in order to gather background information, medical and developmental history and current concerns

  • The administration of psychometric tests with the child in the clinic (1-2 appointments)

  • Child observation at preschool/ school if required

  • Parent feedback session to explain results and recomendations. 

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

 

A developmental assessment is usually carried out on a child between 12 months and five years of age to assess their progress across a wide range of areas. It provides parents and teachers an overview of a child's strengths and weaknesses including cognitive abilties, motor skills, language and social development. A developmental assessment will typically involve interviews with parents, observations of the child and administration of standardised tests. An individual report will be able to point to any areas that may require intervention and personalised recommendations. 

 

COGNITIVE (IQ) ASSESSMENTS

 

A cognitive assessment typically involves the administration of a standardised IQ test. This may be nessesary if a child is experiencing difficulties in comparison to their peers and does not appear to be keeping up in age-expected tasks. An IQ test may also be administered in order to assess whether a child is intellectually gifted. 

 

The IQ tests used by Rowe & Associates are:

  • Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition (WISC-V)

  • Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 3rd Edition (WPPSI-IV)

  • Stanford Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5)

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ASSESSMENTS

 

Academic assessments are adminstered in order to gauge how a child is performing in comparison to their grade matched peers. An achievement test measures their academic skills across sight reading, reading comprehenion, phonetic skills, mathematics, spelling, oral and written language. An assessment like this may then be used in conjunction with an IQ test in order to discover information regarding:

  • Specific Learning Disorders such as a Reading Disorder (or Dyslexia)

  • If a child is underperfoming in comparison to their intelligence and potential

  • Strengths and weaknesses academically so that tutoring / intervention may be targeted

 

Rowe & Associates uses:

  • Weschler Individual Achivement Test (WIAT-III)

Contact us to discuss your needs and which assessment may be most beneficial to your child.

BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENTS

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DIsorder (ADHD)

  • Oppositional Defiant DIsorder (ODD)

  • Conduct Disorder (CD)

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Autism Spectrum Disorders cover a broad range of neurodevelopmental disorders that impact on a child in many ways. These disorders are characterised by social deficits and communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviours and interests, and in some cases, cognitive and/or language delay.

An assessment to detect the presence of Autism is comprehensive and individualised. It may include some or all of the following:

  • Interviews with parents/ guardians

  • Interviews with teachers and other caregivers

  • Observations of the child both in our clinic and school/preschool setting

  • Cognitive Assessments 

  • The administration of standardised measures such as the ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) and ASRS (Autism Spectrum Rating Scale).

Contact us to discuss your needs and which assessment may be most beneficial to your child.