General Public Information – Psychometric Testing Service

Sheridan’s Psychology offers standardized psychometric testing as a separate service for individuals. This service may be requested as part of a treatment plan from a health professional or may be required as part of a recruitment process in better understanding the aptitude and fit of an individual/s to an organisation or can be a person wanting to learn more about themselves. If you or a loved one has concerns around memory loss, difficulties in concentration, behavioural or interpersonal problems, then perhaps psychometric testing can help. Testing and assessment can be useful in detecting patterns of thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours as well as cognitive aptitude which can aid diagnosis and treatment. At Sheridan’s Psychology, we offer a comprehensive testing service that includes neuropsychological, intelligence and personality testing. All assessments include detailed reports delivered at a feedback session to help in better understanding the results. Here are some examples:

NEO™ Personality Inventory

This is a detailed assessment of general personality using the NEO Personality Inventory. This is a psychometric test of outstanding quality. It is a concise measure of the five major domains of personality (Neuroticism, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness) and the six facets that define each domain. Taken together, the five domain scales and the 30 facet scales facilitate a comprehensive and detailed assessment of general personality. Its age range includes adolescents as young as 12 years to 99 years. The NEO has been proven for its reliability and validity of Personality Assessment.

The fee is $800 – 2 appointments and a report.

NUCOG, the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool:

Memory plays a central role in evaluations for suspected dementia and/or a symptom of depression. Memory is not a single function but comprises several different and interrelated processes. Delayed recall also helps in differentiating between normal ageing, dementia and Alzheimer’s or if poor concentration is due to depression and/or stress. NUCOG is a pen-and-paper cognitive psychometric test that combines a thorough coverage of major cognitive domains (attention, memory, language, executive and visuospatial function) with relative brevity and ease of use. When integrated with a clinical assessment, this neuropsychological assessment can greatly assist in the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders. Neuropsychological testing can differentiate between a one off problem, eg, forgot where we parked the car or a more serious underlying neuropsychological issue, eg, forgot we even had a car.

The fee is $600 – 2 appointments and a comprehensive report.

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS):

This is an intelligence test that is used quite commonly, and it is a psychometric test that measures the verbal and nonverbal abilities of adults and adolescents. When using the WAIS, the psychologist scoring or evaluating it would look to see if there are differences between the verbal and nonverbal sections. A big difference could mean that there is some kind of problem (such as a learning and/or development and/or neurological problem). The WAIS is a neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological assessments of this type can take some time to administer so a few hours may be needed to ensure that the neuropsychological assessment is complete.

All psychologists who administer these tests are fully trained and accredited in neuropsychological, personality and intelligence testing. It costs nothing to give us a call to discuss your concerns and, if we cannot help, we will guide you in who you may contact to help you further.

The fee is $1,300 – 2 appointments and a comprehensive report.

Conner’s CBRS is a comprehensive multi-informant tool that:

  • Ages 6 to 18 years
  • Assists in the diagnostic process
  • Identifies and qualifies students for inclusion or exclusion in special education/ research studies
  • Assists in the development of intervention treatment plans

Key Areas Measured:

  • Aggressive Behaviours
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Hyperactivity / Impulsivity
  • Separation Fears
  • Social Problems
  • Violence Potential
  • Physical Problems
  • Perfectionistic and Compulsive Behaviours
  • Emotional Distress
  • ADHD Inattentive
  • ADHD Hyperactive-Impulsive
  • ADHD Combined
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Major Depressive Episode
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Manic Episode
  • Mixed Episode
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Asperger’s Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

The Conners Comprehensive Behaviour Rating Scales™ (Conners CBRS™) has been updated to provide a new scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition™ (DSM-5™) Symptom Scales.

The fee is $1,000 and includes a report.

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC),

is an individually administered intelligence test for children between the ages of 6 and 16 inclusive that can be completed without reading or writing. The WISC-V takes 50 to 90 minutes to administer and generates a Full Scale IQ (formerly known as an intelligence quotient or IQ score) which represents a child’s general intellectual ability. It also provides five primary index scores (i.e., Verbal Comprehension Index, Visual Spatial Index, Fluid Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, and Processing Speed Index) that represent a child’s abilities in more discrete cognitive domains. Five ancillary composite scores can be derived from various combinations of primary or primary and secondary subtests. Five complementary subtests yield three complementary composite scores to measure related cognitive abilities relevant to assessment and identification of specific learning disabilities, particularly dyslexia and dyscalculia.

The fee is $1,100 – 2 appointments and a comprehensive report.

Wechsler Memory Scale

The WMS IV is designed to assess various memory and working memory abilities in individuals ages 16- 90. The WMS IV provides a detailed assessment of clinically-relevant aspects of memory functioning commonly reported in individuals with suspected memory deficits or diagnosed with a wide range of neurological, psychiatric, and developmental disorders. It is designed to provide relevant information for general clinical and neuropsychological evaluation, as well as for rehabilitation evaluations. The subtests and indexes are intended to provide information relevant to clinical diagnosis. WMS-IV contains seven subtests which assess auditory memory, visual memory, visual working memory, immediate memory, and delayed memory. Administration time for the assessment is approximately 45 minutes.

The fee is $1,300 – 2 appointments and a comprehensive report.