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  • What is a Psychometrist?
    Psychometrists are Psychological practitioners with special expertise in the use of Psychological tests. We perform psychological assessments that measure psychological functions such as: Cognitive ability, perceptual, psychomotor and cognitive functions, personality related functioning, interest, aptitude and intelligence. Psychometrists: - Select and compile appropriate batteries of tests - Administer those tests - Score and interpret the results - Report on test results and provide recommendations - Provide feedback on the results
  • What do I need to bring to the first appointment?
    For your first appointment with me you must bring: The client’s ID or birth certificate Latest school reports (if applicable) Medical aid information (if applicable) Any documents you think will assist me (teachers notes, doctors notes etc) Assessment reports if previous assessment has been done (The client is the person who will be assessed)
  • When will the assessment be?
    The assessment will take place on a separate day after the first appointment (intake interview) has taken place. It is preferable that assessments are done in the morning to make sure that performance is not affected by tiredness after a full day of school or work. Work and school excuse letters will be provided.
  • Who needs to attend the first appointment?
    If the client is a child or under 18 then the parent(s)/ legal guardian of the child will need to attend the first appointment. It is not necessary for your child to attend the first appointment as the information I need will be provided by any documents given as well as the information given by parents. However you are more than welcome to bring your child as there is a “kiddy corner” in the waiting room that will keep them occupied and they can familiarise themselves with the place for when they come back for the assessment session.
  • How long will the assessment take?
    The length of the assessment session is determined by a few factors: The reason for assessment (screening, special school placement, behavioural etc.) The types of assessments used (some assessments are longer than others) The client themselves (everyone works at their own pace and some people may complete assessments quicker or take longer than others) Depending on how many assessments need to be used, the assessment session may need to be conducted over 2 different days Assessment sessions usually range from 1-4 hours.
  • Can I be reassessed?
    You can only be reassessed on the same assessments after 2 years.
  • What will be in the report?
    The report will include: Information from the intake interview and the background of the client Clinical observations made during the assessment Assessment results and explanations of each result Integration of all the above information Recommendations made based on the results If necessary, any referrals suggested
  • How long will it take to receive the report?
    Reports will take 1-2 weeks to complete. You will then be contacted for the feedback session during which you will receive the report and we will go through the report together.
  • Do I need a referral to be assessed?
    You do not need a referral to be assessed.
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