Psychological Assessment & Expert Witness Assessment

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Archives for August 2018 | Expert Witness Blog

Learning Disablity

Learning Disabled and Intellectually Gifted Under 5-Year Olds

We have reviewed two IQ tests the Stanford-Binet and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence that we use to assess intellectually gifted and learning disabled under five-year olds. The problem for psychologists carrying out assessment is that there are limited psychological tests available to assess under five-year olds. Furthermore, children under five develop intellectual ability at very different rates.

The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale

The benefit of using the Stanford-Binet IQ test is that it can assess individual from the age two up to 85 years plus.

Thus, the
Standford-Binet is more cost effective for psychologists that both in terms of time it takes to learn to administer the test and the cost of materials than the market leading IQ test the Wechsler Intelligence Scales. The Wechsler Scales have three different IQ test for each age group, preschool children, children from five to 16 and adults from 16 upwards, it costs considerably more.

Learn How to Answer the Stanford Binet Intelligence Test

Practice Standford Binet IQ Test Questions
The main limitations of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence test are in the UK is that many of the tests that are used to provide additional information on learning disabled and intellectually gifted and learning disabled under 5 year olds use the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence. Finally, the Stanford-Binet is not yet approved as one of the intelligence tests for the identification dyslexia.

Dyslexia & Equality

The Interplay Between the Disabilities of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD

Dyslexia can co-occur with other neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD. Because individuals are born with dyslexia, ADHD other conditions such as autism these conditions often meet the criteria of a disability under the Equality Act 2010.

That is, they are:

  • Significant
  • Substantial; and
  • Have a long-term effect on the individual’s normal day to day activities.

Extra Time In Examinations and Additional Support

The implications for of this in the for school, college and university students is that these students have special educational needs. They should be entitled to extra time to complete examination, additional tuition and other reasonable adjustments to the way that they are taught. For those in university are entitled to a grant from Student Finance England – to purchase the additional equipment and tuition they need.


Many Dyslexics Are Highly Intelligent Achievers

A common misconception is that people with dyslexia are less intelligent – this is incorrect there are many highly intelligent individuals and high achievers with dyslexia in all walks of life such including Doctors, lawyers and famous businss people such as Richard Branson. Those with dyslexia, and dyspraxia and have a more diverse way of processing information.

The Psychologist as an Expert Witness

Psychological assessment is becoming more and more complex. The demands on experts are considerable, yet there is an alarming number of professionals who do not understand the role of the expert witness is one of an independent advisor to the court rather than their advocate.


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