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Cognitive Ability (IQ) Assessments
Port Elizabeth | Eastern Cape

This psychological assessment is a full and comprehensive assessment that obtains a picture of both verbal and non verbal cognitive abilities/intellectual functioning. It determines the level of general intelligence, for instance to predict scholastic achievement. 

This assessment evaluates a child or teenager's strengths and weaknesses over a wide range of cognitive areas and results can be used to: 

  • Provide valuable information regarding a child/teenager's intellectual strengths which can be used to nurture, build on and reinforce their positive attributes and abilities. This can encourage children to continue improving and developing their unique skills and qualities.

  • Understand a child's areas of development and which areas of functioning require extra attention.

  • Identify gifted children in terms of their overall intelligence potential. Children may not always realise their potential on their own so it can be valuable for parents and teachers to recognise and understand the signs of giftedness as well as how to nurture them. 

  • Make appropriate intervention decisions if necessary (extra classes, remedial intervention, special school placement).

Overview of abilities that are assessed: 

Verbal cognitive ability

  • Verbal intelligence 

  • Verbal learning ability

  • Language development

  • Language usage

  • Long term memory

  • Comprehension of social situations

  • General knowledge

  • Social judgement and knowledge of conventional standards of behaviour

  • Abstract verbal reasoning

  • Ability to categorise, summarise and form concepts

  • Numerical reasoning

  • Logical reasoning

  • Abstract thought

  • Mental alertness

  • Concentration

  • Short term memory of facts

  • Ability to acquire, retain and retrieve meaningful information

  • Ability to pay attention

  • Sequencing skills

  • Auditory comprehension

  • Verbal expression

Non verbal cognitive ability

  • Logical reasoning 

  • Visual perception and organisation 

  • Concept formation

  • Spatial relations

  • Form perception

  • Perceptual and spatial organisation

  • Abstract conceptualisation

  • Visual-motor coordination 

  • Knowledge and comprehension of familiar situations 

  • Visual memory

  • Ability to see underlying relations between objects

  • Visual associative ability

  • Psychomotor speed

  • Short term memory

  • Concentration

  • Ability to distinguish between essential and non essential visual information

  • Attention to detail

Note: This assessment can be conducted on individuals ages 7 years - 16 years 11 months. It will take 2-4 hours to complete and will be administered over 2 separate days.

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