Cognitive assessment: This is commonly known as an IQ assessment. These assessment tools assess a child’s learning potential. It assesses a child’s language abilities and his/her ability to use words to express themselves. It also assesses the child’s ability to express themselves and think abstractly without using words. Short-term memory, concentration and performance speed are also assessed.
In some cases a parent or teacher has a specific query about various conditions such as concentration or ADHD for example and these are then assessed further in more detail in order to make a clearer diagnostic evaluation of a child. All diagnostic conclusions are made based on parent interviews, teacher consultations, various assessment tools as well as an informal clinical interview with the child or adolescent.