A cognitive assessment in Brisbane can help you . . .
Assess your memory, language, reasoning and perception.
Build a better picture of how you function with a cognitive assessment. Cognition is a combination of electrical processes in your brain that coalesce and form the habits of your everyday life. It includes elements that many of us take for granted – like memory, language, reasoning, perception and the ability to learn new things. Detecting cognitive impairments helps determine whether further evaluation is needed. At Educational Assessments, we carry out cognitive assessments in Brisbane. Our tests are used to measure your thinking abilities and allow consultants to monitor you over time.
Cognitive assessments can’t identify the cause – but they can illuminate the problem.
There are many causes for cognitive impairment. However, individuals with concerns regarding their cognition could benefit from early treatment. The sooner the problem is identified, the sooner you have to plan for the future. It provides opportunities to participate in decisions surrounding care, financial and legal matters. We offer cognitive and learning assessments for young children, all the way through to adulthood. Cognitive assessments at our Brisbane clinic provide us with a profile of intellectual strengths and weaknesses. For older patients, cognitive impairment could arise from medicinal side effects or biology. Dementia is a term reserved for a severe loss of mental functioning. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. However, these are on the latter end of impairments.
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These are the tell-tale signs of a cognitive impairment.
Often lose track of time, events or possessions
Have difficulty formulating words that you usually know
Lose your train of concentration mid-conversation
Difficulties processing information from others
Struggles with reading, writing and academic life
Increased irritability, frustration and/or anxiety
If you think that either you or your child might exhibit symptoms, contact Educational Assessments. We carry out cognitive assessments in Brisbane and can help determine whether you meet the diagnostic criteria. Our team also offer home visits too. All so we can assess your child’s learning needs in an environment they’re comfortable in.
What’s involved in a cognitive assessment?
One of our most sought-after tests.
At Educational Assessments, our expert consultants conduct full cognitive assessments in Brisbane. These are recognised worldwide and cover vocabulary, verbal reasoning, visual-spatial processing, fluid reasoning (visual problem solving), memory and processing speed. It’s assessed in accordance with the WISC V, WPPSI IV, WAIS IV or Stanford Binet V. The results indicate: how an individual performs in contrast to their age-related peers, if their skills are evenly developed, and identify learning performance strengths and weakness to guide intervention support. The advanced clinical assessment also includes extended verbal & visual memory assessments and extended academic testing. These are conducted over two sessions.
There are big benefits to getting a cognitive assessment in Brisbane.
With a cognitive assessment, you’re better equipped to understand how your mind functions. This information provides you with a learning profile that succinctly outlines your strengths and difficulties. When compared to a standardised sample, your profile will help identify your learning needs and give you time to plan and personalised learning guide. As it’s an evidence-based, robust and comprehensive assessment, it can help support any access arrangements you might need in future as well as support a specific application.
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We test children, adolescents, adults, and we can test YOU . . .
At Educational Assessments, our psychologists are able to carry out full cognitive assessments. These provide essential learning and performance data, with an aim to bolster support. If you believe that you or a loved one is struggling, get in touch. We have extensive coverage of the South East of Queensland. Our team of expert consultants conduct home visits to assess you or your child and evaluate the patient’s learning needs to succeed.
Our assessments evaluate an extensive range of learning, social and emotional issues. The knowledge gleaned from the assessment and report will allow you to make informed choices. These will offer up the best way forwards to suit you or your child’s learning needs.
We offer clear jargon-free advice, consistent personal support and the full value of our expertise. If you or a loved one are in need of advice, don’t delay. Simply get in touch below.