The Psychological Assessment is a tool that serves to globally understand the functioning and the profile of an individual.
To identify his/her strengths and weaknesses, skills and available resources
to help differential diagnosis in cases of suspected high intellectual potential, attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), learning disability, pervasive developmental disorder or intellectual disability.
to set up educational adaptations, to provide direction for individualised care.
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT :
is not a simple IQ test
is not a quantitative measure of skill accumulation
is useful but not sufficient for all diagnoses