Psychological & Educational Assessments

Adults

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)

Is a general test of adult intelligence.  The WAIS-IV measure is appropriate throughout adulthood and for use with individuals aged 16 through to 90 and 11 months.

16 Personality Factor,  5th Edition, (16PF)

These questionnaires identify the primary components of personality by factor analysing all English-language adjectives describing human behaviour. The 16PF can be used to assess a wide range of life behaviours, from clinical uses to vocational uses.

Parenting Stress Index (PSI)

The PSI was developed for parents of children aged 1 month to 12 years. The idea is that children who show excessive characteristics of stress may inherit them from their parents. Thus the PSI helps to identify child characteristics, parent characteristics, family context and life stress events that may contribute to children being at risk.

Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI)

This test is designed to assess how an individual perceives their quality of life in relation to home, work and leisure. It can be useful for a number of areas, such as assessing stress levels.

Symptom Checklist 90- Revised, (SCL-90-R)

Is a 90 items self report symptom inventory. It is a measure of current psychological symptom status with a time reference of “the past 7 days including today”.

 Children & Adolescents

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, 3rd Edition (WPPSI III)

This intelligence test can be administered to children as young as 2 years and 6 months, up to 7 years and 3 months. It provides a reliable and well-standardised assessment that gives us information which is useful for many different clinical and educational purposes.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition (WISC V)

This test is an individually administered clinical structure for assessing the cognitive ability of children aged 6 through to 16 and 11 months. The WISC V has the advantage of giving a score for verbal reasoning, perceptual reasoning, processing speed and working memory for a more thorough look at the ways a child or adolescent functions.

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 2nd Edition (WIAT-II)

This test can also be used to assess children and adolescents. It can comprehensively assess a range of skills including reading, writing, oral language, and mathematics.  

Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices

This is a test of non-verbal reasoning ability. It is particularly useful for testing in cases where a language handicap or educational disadvantage is present. It has been used to identify potential academic talent in children from disadvantaged or ethnic minority backgrounds. 

Behaviour Rating Inventory: Executive Function (BRIEF)

The BRIEF is a questionnaire for parents and teachers of school-aged children that enable professionals to assess executive function behaviours (emotional intelligence, initiation, self monitoring, organisation, distractibility and self control) in the home and school environments. It is designed for children aged between 5 and 18, including those with learning disabilities and attention disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and developmental, neurological and psychiatric disorders. 

The Childhood Autism Assessments                                

Psychlinx provides comprehensive Autism Spectrum assessments which are considered Gold Standard. We collaborate with families, school and the child and other health professionals to a clear profile of skill set and areas for development. All reports include cognitive and education assessments, a developmental profile, and recommendations suitable for the individual needs of the child. We encourage acceptance of neurodiversity and promote inclusive intervention.     

Adolescent Mental Health Questionnaire

Designed to assess how adolescents think about themselves, others and the world around them. Investigates if there are any presentations of mental health issues or personality disorders.

Adaptive Functioning Assessments 

Adaptive Behavioural Assessment System (ABAS-3)
The ABAS-3 a highly regarded, multidimensional tool that gives you a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span, including social and communications skill, self-care and learning. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.
It examines functional skills necessary for daily living of individuals between 0 to 89. 

Vinelands 11 Adaptive Behaviour Scale
The leading instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities., such as individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD.

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