At CAYP Psychology, we offer expertise is neuropsychology and neuropsychological functioning. This is often achieved through an in-depth, detailed assessment of cognitive and academic functioning. These assessment are recommended if we want to get a better understand our children's strengths and weaknesses, their performance at school and / or their behaviour. 


The outcomes of these assessments can help us with:

- identify intellectual disabilities

- identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities or disorders, such as dyslexia
- evaluating intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses
- assessing for giftedness
- assessing the impact of brain injuries or neurological difficulties, such as epilepsy

- helping to put appropriate support in place, from small changes within the classroom to finding evidence for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


We offer different packages, and they can be tailored to suit to your needs. 






This assessment offers a detailed insight into your child's thinking, reasoning and academic abilities.


The assessment includes detailed investigations into:
Verbal Comprehension: Your child's ability to talk and reason about knowledge and the world around them
Visual Spatial and Fluid Reasoning:  Your child's ability to reason about abstract concepts such as shapes, patterns, and concepts, and to solve practical, hands-on tasks and to solve novel problems. This is also an insight into your child's ability to reason non-verbally.
Working Memory: Your child's ability to hold information in mind whilst completing another task.
Processing Speed: The speed at which your child takes to digest, understand and produce information
Full Scale IQ: An overall assessment of your child's IQ compared to other children of their age.


Reading Skills: Your child's ability to read and to take meaning from what they has read
Writing Skills: Your child's ability to spell, the structure of their handwriting and the structure of their letters
Listening Skills: Your child's ability to listen and to take meaning from what they have heard
Numeracy Skills: Your child's ability to complete mental arithmetic, and to understand mathematical concepts and problems


Identification of Specific Learning Difficulties: Your child's reading, writing, spelling and numeracy can be compared to patterns seen within pupils with dyslexia and dyscalculia, and if there is sufficient evidence, a diagnosis can be made.
 
Fees and Payment
To discuss fees and payment, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Payments can be made by card, cheque, cash or direct bank transfer. 
 
A 10% deposit is paid to book the assessment. Following the initial meeting, 50% of the balance is paid, with the remaining balance paid on completion of the feedback meeting.





Your child's performance on this assessment will offer evidence to inform a diagnosis of dyslexia. 


The assessment includes detailed investigations into:
Verbal Comprehension: Your child's ability to talk and reason about knowledge and the world around them
Verbal Working Memory: Your child's ability to hold information in mind whilst completing another task.
Reading Skills: Your child's ability to read and to take meaning from what they has read

Writing Skills: Your child's ability to spell, the structure of their handwriting and the structure of their letters


Identification of Dyslexia: Your child's reading, writing and spelling can be compared to patterns seen within pupils with dyslexia, and if there is sufficient evidence, a diagnosis can be made.

Fees and Payment
To discuss fees and payment, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Payments can be made by card, cheque, cash or direct bank transfer. 


A 10% deposit is paid to book the assessment. Following the initial meeting, 50% of the balance is paid, with the remaining balance paid on completion of the feedback meeting.








Following the assessment, your child's performance will be thoroughly analysed and compared to the level of performance expected for a child of their age. The outcome of this assessment may give us an indication into your child's cognitive and academic skills. The results may find areas of strength, but critically, may also find areas of weakness. Such information can substantially strengthen our understanding of your child's difficulties and when shared with you, school and support circles, we may be in a better position to understand and support them.







 

 



A personalised and thorough report is written, and this report will belong to you. The report will be available no more than two weeks after the assessment is completed. This report will be shared with you at a feedback meeting, at which we can discuss the findings, our conclusions and recommendations in detail.
 




The assessment will be completed at our clinic (229 Bury New Road, Whitefield, M45 8GW). The assessment typically takes between 2 and 3 hours (Option 1) or 1 to 2 hours (Option 2), although it may be slightly shorter or longer. We try to complete the assessment in one session, but this can be done over more sessions. It is preferred for the assessment to be completed on a one-to-one basis, but this is not an obligation. In our experience, children, adolescents and young people can better concentrate without their parents. The assessment will go at an appropriate pace for your child and breaks will be taken regularly. You don't need to do anything before the assessment or bring anything, but drinks and snacks for your son are recommended. We will have tea, coffee and some biscuits for you whilst you are waiting. There is also a range of cafes opposite, including a large Morrisons store.





If your child is found to demonstrate weaknesses in certain areas, there are additional assessments than can be offered. For example, if they demonstrate a difficulty with memory or attention and concentration, a detailed memory or attention and concentration assessment can be offered. Your child may have difficulties with executive functioning, and a detailed executive assessment may be offered. Executive functions are a complex set of abilities related to your child's ability to plan and organise complex behaviour. They include working memory, attention and concentration, initiation of behaviours, planning complex actions, inhibition and complex social skills. 
 
Additional assessments are discussed with you if they are considered to be necessary or appropriate. 
 


If you'd like to discuss an assessment, please do be in touch. We look forwards to hearing from you








 

 





​​Option 1: A full intellectual, cognitive and academic assessment

The Outcome of the Assessment
​(Option 1 or 2)

You will get a detailed report

Optional further assessment

​​Option 2: A dyslexia assessment

Some practicalities

Specialists in cognitive and neuropsychological assessments

Assessments of this level of detail and quality require many years of training and experience and are considered to be the gold-standard assessment for children, adolescents and young people. Clinical psychologists are often regarded as the most qualified profession to complete these assessments.