Assessments

Paediatric Assessment

We used an up to date test called the NEPSY to assess fine motor, visual and attention skills. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children was used to assess performance and gross motor skills. (Where more appropriate, some children had a Griffiths developmental test instead to assess the same set of skills). The children also performed a number of simple tasks to determine their hand preference. A full medical was undertaken, including looking at how well the arms and legs moved, eyesight, hearing, breathing, blood pressure and growth (height, weight, arm and head size).

Psychological Assessment

We used a test that gives us an overall idea of intelligence, a bit like an IQ score (the Kaufman ABC), as well as tests to assess reasoning, verbal skills and memory (the Pre School Language Scales and the Phonological Abilities Test).