ASSESSMENT

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ASSESSMENT

Assessment is the systematic process of using standardised and informal methods for documenting and using empirical data on the knowledge, skill, attitudes, and beliefs to refine programs and improve abilities. Assessment can focus on the individual, the group, a course, an institution or the system as a whole. Assessment data can be obtained from directly examining individuals to assess the achievement of outcomes or can be based on data from which one can make inferences about a person. Assessment is often used interchangeably with test, but is not limited to tests. The word 'assessment' came into use mainly after the Second World War when many psychological tests were standardised for recruitment purposes.

Assessment establishes measurable and clear outcomes, implementing a systematic way of gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence and using the collected information for further improvement. The purpose of assessment practices depends on the theoretical framework of the practitioners and researchers, their assumptions and beliefs about the nature of the methods and its uses.

Assessment can be either formal or informal. Formal assessment usually implies a written document, such as a test, quiz, or paper. A formal assessment is given a numerical score or grade based performance, whereas an informal assessment does not contribute to a final grade. An informal assessment usually occurs in a more unstructured manner and may include observation, inventories, checklists, rubrics, performance and portfolio assessments, participation, peer and self-evaluation, interviews and discussion.

A good assessment has both validity and reliability for a specific context and purpose. It can aid in understanding of the person or situation as well as be indicators of appropriate therapy and treatment methods. In practice, an assessment is rarely totally valid or totally reliable. It needs to be done as a first step in analysis and therapy.

    ASSESSMENTS:
  1.  Speech Assessments for fluency, articulation, age appropriate development and communication disorders.
  2.  Occupational Assessments for sensory - motor functioning, gross and fine motor development and activities of daily living.
  3.  Educational Assessments for grade and syllabus appropriate evaluation and for Dyslexia or Learning Disability.
  4.  Psychological Assessments for IQ, Personality, Learning disability, Career Aptitude, Social Skills, Developmental disabilities, Attention deficit disorders in children and adults, Autism spectrum disorders, Multiple Intelligence, Mental Retardation, Cognitive development

    We are authorised to use the following STANDARDISED PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS:
    [we hold licence for administration, report and interpretation]
  •   Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV
  •   Wechsler Individual Achievement Tests III
  •   State-Trait Anxiety Inventory
  •   Ravens Colored Progressive Matrices
  •   Ravens Crichton Vocabulary Scale
  •   Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory II
  •   Career Decision Making Test
  •   My Choice My Future [aptitude test]
  •   Cogmed Online training
  •   Browns Attention Deficit Disorder Scales
  •   Launch into Reading Success
  •   Social Skills Improvement System
  •   Dyslexia Screening Test – Junior
  •   Dyslexia Screening Test – Senior
  •   Beck Youth Inventory II
  •   Vineland Adaptive Behaviors Scales II
  •   Structure of Intellect by Energia SoI
  •   Managing Attitudes and Performances Potential by Oscar Murphy Life Strategists Pvt Ltd.
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      We also conduct the following psychological tests:
  •   Binet Kamat Test of Intelligence
  •   Seguin Form board Test of intelligence
  •   Wechsler Adult Performance Intelligence Scale
  •   Temperament Scales
  •   Schonells Reading and Spelling Tests
  •   Burt Reading Test
  •   Handedness Test
  •   Maladaptive Behavior test
  •   Sentence completion test
  •   Tests for Depression
  •   Test for Anxiety
  •   Test for OCD
  •   Test for Autism and Aspergers
  •   Stress Evaluation Scale
  •   Multiple Intelligence Scale
  •   Video Game Addiction indicator scale
  •   Children’s Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  •   Child Behavior Checklist for 6 – 18 years
  •   Self Esteem Scale
  •   Relationship Satisfaction Scale
  •   Pediatric Symptom Scale
  •   OCD – CY-BOS for children
  •   Social Phobia inventory
  •   Sentence Completion Blank
  •   Draw -a -Man personality projective Test
  •   Children’s Apperception test [projective personality test for children]
  •   Thematic Apperception test [projective personality test for adults]
  •   Ravens Controlled Projection test for children
  •   Advanced Progressive Matrices
  •   Bender Gestalt Test
  •   Bender Visual Retention Test