Standardized assessments allows us to establish the students’ performance in comparison to his age-related peer group. The following is a selection of the available assessments:
1. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Second Edition (WIAT-II)
2. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fourth Edition (WISC V)
3. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition
4. Test of Auditory Processing Skills, Third Edition (TAPS-3)
5. Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF -5)
6. Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP-3)
7. Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)
8. Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Second Edition
9. Beery VMI, 6th Edition
Although standardized tests are of great value, they are only one element of a comprehensive assessment. They will never be used as the sole basis for a diagnosis or to determine a student’s functional level. A detailed clinical and personal history of the student and a review of psychological, medical, educational, or other relevant records or questionnaires are required to lay the groundwork for interpreting the results of any standardized measurement.
Cultural and language differences of the students will be taken in consideration as well as motivation and previous experience to a test situation, which may affect the test results. Our aim is to use the most appropriate tools to establish your child’s abilities in order to create the best educational and treatment plan for your child.