MCPC are able to provide a range of developmental and psychometric assessments. All assessments include a clinical parent interview that forms a critical part of the assessment, taking into consideration a child’s developmental history and other important factors. Assessments offered include (but are not limited to):
Measuring a child’s intellectual functioning is sometimes referred to as measuring a child’s “IQ”. These measures help us to identify a child’s pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses across a range of areas. The most common measures used to assess intellectual functioning in children are the Wechsler Scales: WPPSI-IV (age range 2-6) and the WISC-V (age range 6-16).
An assessment of intellectual functioning can assist in a better understanding of a range if presenting issues including (but not limited to):
An educational assessment consists of a combination of measures that assess a child’s intellectual functioning (see above) and academic performance. The most common measure used to assess academic achievement in children is the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III) which measures a child’s academic performance across a wide range of areas (Reading, Math, Writing and Oral Language) in comparison to same age and/or grade peers.
An educational assessment can assist in the overall understanding of a range if issues including (but not limited to):
As a parent, do you wonder whether your child has the necessary skills and abilities to commence school? Do you have concerns about delaying school entry?
At MCPC, we work individually with each child/family, giving careful consideration to a developmental checklist of skills and/or formal assessments to determine your child’s readiness for school. Assessment may include a developmental screen (e.g., Brigance III) and, in some instances, an assessment of intellectual functioning (see above).
Assessment usually includes a parent interview and consultation with your child’s current educators.
The assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) requires a multidisciplinary approach often involving a paediatrician, a psychologist and a speech pathologist.
Assessment aims to determine whether a child meets diagnostic criteria for ASD and seeks to evaluate the functioning and support needs of the child and their caregiver/s. This information, gathered from multiple sources, aims to inform future service delivery and funding needs.
Assessments are tailored to the unique clinical needs of each child and may include:
MCPC uses a range of gold stard psychometric assessment measures including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition (ADOS-2).
Please refer to the Autism Assessment Clinic for further information.