Cognitive Assessments

At Foundation Psychology we provide assessment for children and adults who need IQ and cognitive assessments. The assessments can also be useful in assessing a potential learning difficulty and for children who may be gifted, or in the context of reading, language or attention difficulties.

Some parents wonder if your child is meeting their full potential when it comes to academic development. Parents often report difficulties with their child’s attention, concentration, expressive language skills, reading comprehension and working memory tasks.

Such assessments can be used in VCE to receive special consideration, such as extra time in exams. IQ measures can also form a key part in the decision making process on progression through school or appropriate educational pathways such as University, TAFE, vocational education or careers.

At Foundation Psychology, Dr Rosa Galante specialises in cognitive assessments with children. We also offer assessments for adults.

If you have concerns, you may be interested in the following educational testing. The tests measure cognitive development and are available for children from 6 years onwards.

The tests can assist with the diagnosis of reading disorders, language disorders, ADHD, nonverbal difficulties, visual vs auditory memory deficits and visual perception issues. In addition to identifying any weaknesses, these tests can also help you understand your child’s current strengths.

With early assessment and intervention, you can implement various strategies that will support your child including organisation skills, classroom accommodations and emotional regulation skills. These strategies are designed to allow your child to demonstrate their true ability, which in turn improves their self-concept and relationships.


For children aged 6 -16 years

The WISC-V test generates a full scale IQ (representing general intellectual ability) with specific insights into: verbal comprehension, visual spatial, fluid reasoning, working memory and processing speed.

Five subtests help measure cognitive abilities relevant to specific learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia and dyscalculia.