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  • Case study – assessing a child with a childhood trauma and hyperactive behaviour

    Hyperactivity disorders include the ones characterised by inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. The number of children with a hyperactivity disorder (as defined by ICD-10) is likely lower than the number of children with ADHD (as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) as hyperactivity disorders have a more restrictive set of criteria.

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  • Case study – Using the WPPSI-IV UK and the WIAT-III UK together to gain greater insight into a child’s abilities

    WPPSI-IV UK

    A child of 6 years was referred for difficulties across a variety of developmental areas. William (not his real name) did not have any formal diagnosis but had some difficulties with writing and reading. The initial referral and consultation highlighted the fact that Willliam was very small for his age, summer born and immature across most developmental areas in comparison to his peers. Initially, the referral focused on the output William produced, reading words and writing sentences. However, as the consultation progressed, there also appeared to be some other difficulties with social and physical development.

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  • Case study – Assessing a child who is having difficulty retaining and processing information and completing age-appropriate tasks

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    A child of seven years was referred due to difficulty retaining information in the classroom and concerns over general learning ability. The referral was from a school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and the outcome was around considering the nature of Tim’s (not his real name) difficulties and appropriate provision to support these needs further.

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  • Case Study - Using WPPSI-IV UK to provide evidence as part of the EHCP

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    A girl of six years was referred for an Educational Psychology Assessment. Jane (not her real name) was currently in Year 1, but according to her chronological age should have been in Year 2. She has a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome and an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for additional support over and above that provided in school, in order to meet her needs. 

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  • Oxford Brookes University Postgraduate Symposium

    Oxford Brookes University’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences held a Post Graduate Research Symposium in January 2019, offering second- and third-year PhD students the chance to showcase their work and receive feedback from Faculty members and invited guests.

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  • Plenty of tests to choose from on Q-interactive

    Q-interactive on iPad

    As an active user of a revolutionary digital system Q-interactive™ you are able to access the world’s most advanced assessment tools anywhere, anytime. When we were creating Q-interactive we wanted to give you a simple and interactive system which would make the test administration process more engaging and personal, adding flexibility and efficiency to the way you approach specific tests and do reporting, as well as to help you save your precious time.

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  • Why Q-interactive is the way to go

    Today’s educational (as well as clinical, neuro and forensic) psychologists are under pressure to deliver high quality assessments to parents, schools and professionals, and need to plan their consultations and interventions with schools, young people, parents and other adults very carefully. They also need a good mix of assessment tools, interviews and observations to carry out their work and help them administer the assessments, score and interpret reports with ease. Q-interactive is a tool designed to help Psychologists do exactly that ensuring their work is of a high quality. 

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