Cognitive (also known as IQ) assessments can help connect the dots as to how a child learns best and provide a learning profile. This profile can then help teachers, families, and others who work with the child understand their strengths and weaknesses and help them be successful in any setting.
Families may be seeking a cognitive assessment to help determine the presence of an intellectual disability, giftedness, or to gather information about strengths and weaknesses. Although a child's school is usually the first to complete this assessment, sometimes families request this assessment from an outside evaluator.
An evaluation may also be completed for students in college who may require assessment for accommodations.
Georginia can also provide Independent Education Evaluations (IEE) with the school's permission. Georginia cannot work with families attending Douglas County public schools for this purpose.
To help gather information about strengths and weaknesses as well as to help determine if an educationally based disability is present, Georginia may be able to conduct a cognitive assessment with your child. This will be dependent on the referral reason. She will review any existing evaluation data to ensure that tests are not repeated and to compare results.
Georginia can provide a variety of individualized cognitive assessments, depending on the age and/or developmental level of the individual, their understanding and use of language, and the reason for the assessment.
Georginia can conduct nonverbal cognitive assessments for individuals who cannot speak, who do not speak or understand English or have limited English proficiency.
For verbal individuals and those with English proficiency, a cognitive assessment can include verbal, visual-spatial, short term memory, processing speed, and a variety of other measures.