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Cognitive assessments are assessments of intelligence often administered for educational purposes. Educational assessments however can also include administration of other tests with an aim to offer a deeper understanding of an individual's academic ability. Cognitive and educational assessments often target:

  • Assessment of a child's intelligence

  • Assessments of adaptive functioning

  • Diagnosis of intellectual disability

  • Diagnosis of learning difficulties

  • Academic achievement

  • Clarification of cognitive strength & weakness 

  • Clarification of need for school funding to support learning

  • Dyslexia (now known as specific reading disorder)

  • Attention deficit disorder 

  • Recommendations for learning and management