Most Psycho-educational Assessments Include:
- About five to seven hours of testing time spread over 3-4 separate appt.
- Intake interview with parents
- Feedback interview with parents and child / student, depending on child / student’s age and parental reference
- A written report is finalized during feedback interview, enabling parents and, if appropriate, student to take an active role in formulating plans for interventions and/or accommodations
- Written report is usually completed in 2 weeks of the last day of assessment
We also screen students for Learning Disabilities and Attention deficit hyperactivity
- Our reports are internationally accepted by all school boards.
We routinely fill Form C (United Kingdom) for which ceilings of the test is needed. So we save the student’s protocols in order to be able to fill Form C.
Confidentiality of Report:
Reports are given to parents and adult students, who determine their distribution, e.g. to physician, school.
PsychoEducational Assessment Tests
We use a series of standardized tests to ensure a reliable and valid assessment. Following are some of the tests used by us for PsychoEducational Assessments:
- Wechsler’s Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
- Wechsler’s Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)
- Woodcock Johnson Test of Cognition – Fourth Edition (WJ-IV)
- Woodcock Johnson Test of Oral Language – Fourth Edition (WJ-IV)
- Woodcock Johnson Test of Achievement – 4th Edition (WJ-IV)
- Wide Range Achievement Test – 4th Ed. (WRAT – 4) and WRAT -Expanded
- Test of Written Language – Fourth Edition (TOWL – 4)
- Test of Word Reading Efficiency (TOWRE)
- Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests – Revised
- Neale Analysis of Reading Ability- Revised (NARA- R)
- Comprehension Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP)
- Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills – 3rd Ed. (TAPS – 3)
- Test of Visual Perceptual Skills – 3rd Ed. (TVPS – 3)
- Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Fifth Edition,(BEERY™ VMI)
- Childhood Autism Rating Scale (C.A.R.S)
- Connor’s Parent/Teacher Rating Scale – Revised (Ages 3-17) / Connor-Wells’ Self-Report Scale [ADHD]
- PEEX – 2 and PEERAMID – 2 [Readiness Inventory for elementary and middle school]
- Ann Arbor Learning Inventory (grade K+ : form A, B, C, D) (Both group forms and individuals forms available)
- ANSER ( Aggregate Neurobehavioral Student Health & Educational Review) Parent Questionnaire (1P, 2P, 3P), School Questionnaire (1S, 2S, 3S) and Form 4 (Self-Administered Student Profile)
- Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-2nd Edition (BOT 2)
- Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS) (Ages: 0-15 years)
- Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale 2 (VABS 2) (Ages: 0- 90 years)
- Multidimensional Assessment of Personality Scale – Form Teenage (MAPS- Teenage) (Ages:12-18 years)
- Multidimensional Assessment of Personality Scale- Adults (MAPS- Adult) (Ages: 18+)
The primary goal of the Gibson Test is to quickly, easily and affordably identify whether any key cognitive skills are weak which may explain why learning is hard for a student. Knowing how well a student processes information, their Learning Skill Profile, is the first step to helping a student succeed academically.
Not an IQ Test
The Gibson Test is not an IQ test. It contains many sub-tests commonly used to generate an IQ score, but it contains additional sub-tests that assess key cognitive skills that impact learning. It is possible to have an average or better IQ score yet struggle with some aspect of learning. IQ scores represent an average of several skills. That average can mask weak skills because the average can be offset by some high skills. Imagine a car with a great engine and aerodynamic design but a flat tire. One flat tire can keep even the best car from performing well.
Used as a screening tool
This assessment is not intended to diagnose any learning disability. However, it will provide you with a measure of eleven core cognitive skills and provide you with an indication of relative strengths and weaknesses. It should identify problem areas that may require more extensive testing to achieve a proper diagnosis if required.
Great Response to Intervention (RTI) Tool
Schools know which students are behind academically. However, they typically do not know why. The Gibson Test can provide critical information for understanding the underlying causes of academic challenges and provide a clearer path to a solution.Show less...