Best Psychologists in Manchester

Specialists in cognitive and neuropsychological assessments

4: An executive functioning assessment

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. 

3: An intellectual, cognitive and academic assessment, adaptive behaviour and social perception

At CAYP Psychology, we offer expertise in 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 understanding of our children's intellectual strengths and weaknesses and / or their performance at school. 


We offer different cognitive assessments, tailored to suit to your needs. 





This assessment can:

- provide an detailed understanding into your child's thinking, reasoning and academic abilities. 
- identify an intellectual disability
- identify specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia
- evaluate intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses
- assess for giftedness
- assess the impact of brain injuries or neurological difficulties, such as epilepsy
- identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place, from small changes within the classroom to detailing evidence for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).







Adaptive behaviours describe the things that people do to function in their everyday life. Adaptive behaviours include communication skills (how well we listen and understand, express ourself through speech, and read and write), daily living skills (how well we can complete practical, everyday tasks of living that are appropriate in school and at home), and social skills  (our functioning in social situations).


This assessment can:
- provide a detailed understanding into your child's thinking, reasoning and academic abilities. 

- provide an understanding of your child's adaptive behaviour
- identify an intellectual disability
- identify specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia
- evaluate intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses
- assess for giftedness
- assess the impact of brain injuries or neurological difficulties, such as epilepsy
- identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place, from small changes within the classroom to detailing evidence for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).







Social perception and social responsiveness are aspects of social cognition, the study of how people process social information about individuals, groups and social context, and perform in social interactions. Social cognition helps us to understand social contexts, and includes the ability to interpret non-verbal communication, form impressions of others, and use context to make inferences about others and their behaviour.  


Adaptive behaviours describe the things that people do to function in their everyday life. Adaptive behaviours include communication skills (how well we listen and understand, express ourself through speech, and read and write), daily living skills (how well we can complete practical, everyday tasks of living that are appropriate in school and at home), and social skills  (our functioning in social situations).


This assessment can:
- provide a detailed understanding into your child's thinking, reasoning and academic abilities. 
- provide an understanding of your child's adaptive behaviour

- provide an understanding of your child's social cognition, including their understanding of others' perspectives

- assess the presence and severity of social impairments across your child's life
- identify an intellectual disability
- identify specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia
- evaluate intellectual and academic strengths and weaknesses
- assess for giftedness
- assess the impact of brain injuries or neurological difficulties, such as epilepsy
- identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place, from small changes within the classroom to detailing evidence for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).





Executive functions are a complex set of abilities related to an individual’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.


This assessment can:
- provide a detailed understanding into your child's executive functioning

- identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place

- be completed in conjunction with any of the options above




 
This assessment can:

- provide evidence to inform a diagnosis of dyslexia 
- identify and recommend appropriate support to be put in place











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. 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 and can be done over several sessions. It is preferred for the assessment to be completed on a one-to-one basis, so that children and young people can concentrate better on the assessment, but this is not an obligation. 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.


You don't need to do anything before the assessment or bring anything, but drinks and snacks for your son are recommended. 




To discuss fees and payment, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Payments can be made by direct bank transfer, cash, cheque, card, PayPal and Stripe (a service offered by paying directly through a link on an invoice).


A 10% deposit is required 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




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





​​5: A dyslexia assessment

1: An intellectual, cognitive and academic assessment

2: An intellectual, cognitive and academic assessment and an assessment of adaptive behaviour

You will get a detailed report

Fees and payment

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