Learning Disability Diagnostic Assessment

In order to ensure our Learning Disability Diagnostic assessments meet the full internationally recognised diagnostic criteria we break down our assessment into three stages:

We offer a full cognitive assessment using internationally recognised assessment tools. For assessments for children up to 16 years of age we use the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Version V (WISC-V). For assessments for adults or children age 16 and over we use the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Version IV (WAIS-IV).

In addition to a cognitive assessment, in order to meet the full diagnostic criteria for a Learning Disability we offer a comprehensive assessment of adaptive functioning using the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Version III (ABAS-III). A comprehensive assessment often relies on multiple perspectives so we may ask for you to complete a self-assessment (or one on behalf or your child) and for an assessment to be completed by someone who knows you or your child well such as a parent, relative or teacher.

Finally, we also take a very detailed developmental history and combine this with previous medical and school reports to ensure a complete and robust assessment.

We do not prescribe a time limit for this assessment and we will work with you for as long as it is required to complete. Following the assessment you will receive a fully detailed diagnostic report outlining our findings and conclusions.