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Intellectual  Disability

An assessment for an Intellectual Disability involves:

  • A clinical interview with parents/caregivers.

  • The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) or the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV), which are intelligence tests that provide information on each individual's unique learning profile and learning potential.

  • The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III), which provides information on current levels of academic achievement.

  • The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3), which gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the lifespan.

  • As part of the assessment, the child will be screened for other factors that may be impacting on their daily functioning, including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder, amongst other difficulties.

  • A feedback session for parents, to provide them with an understanding of the child's patterns of strengths and weaknesses and to discuss recommendations and intervention strategies.

  • A comprehensive and detailed report which includes the child's results, as well as recommendations and intervention strategies for parents, teachers, and others.

Mother and Child on Beach
Approximately 2.5% of children will meet the diagnosis for an intellectual disability, demonstrating below average intellectual functioning and difficulties with everyday living skills.  An assessment will provide a profile of the child's capabilities and challenges, and will inform how best the child's learning and development can be supported.
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