What is Psychometric Testing?
Psychometric Testing is a formal testing process using validated and reliable measures of aspects of an individual's psychological or cognitive functioning. At Drop of Life, we conduct psychometric testing for assessing intelligence, achievement, personality and memory.
Intelligence tests are a set of standardised tests or subtests designed to assess human intelligence. They can help diagnose intellectual disabilities or measure someone's intellectual potential. At Drop of Life, our psychologists use Weschler intelligence tests (WISC-V, WIAS-IV), which provide a Full Scale IQ.
An achievement test is a test of developed knowledge, measuring skills and knowledge learned in a given grade level. Achievement tests are often used in an educational setting to determine the level of instruction for which a student is prepared. At Drop of Life, our psychologists use the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III), which assesses the academic strengths and weaknesses of students. Achiement tests are usually paired with intelligence tests to provide a full picture of a students learning profile.
Personality Tests is a proficiency in professional psychology that involves the administration, scoring, and interpretation of empirically supported measures of personality traits and styles. Personality Test's are used for refining clinical diagnoses's, structure and inform psychological intervention and increase the accuracy of behavioural prediction.
Memory tests are use to measure short and long-term memory skills. They also evaluate specific aspects of memory such as:
- visual and auditory memory
- delayed memory
- retrieval from memory
Such tests are commonly used in clinical neuropsychological evaluations in which the goal is to identify a patient's pattern of strengths and weaknesses across a variety of cognitive domains.
Narelle Duncan will be opening up more appointment times every second Thursday morning for psychometric testing! Narelle offers testing intelligence and achievement testing for adults and children. Appointments for testing will be available with Narelle from the 2nd June 2022.
Drop of Life also offers discounted Psychometric Testing rates when conducted by our Provisional Psychologist's. Contact us today for a quote!