September 7, 2016

ASSESSMENTS AND DIAGNOSTICS

Psychometrics is a field of study concerned with the objective measurement of skills and knowledge, abilities, attitudes, personality traits and educational achievement. These Psychometric tools are standardized tests which are validated and reliable. These tests are divided into different categories like:

  1. INTELLIGENCE TESTS

Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. To know anybody’s intelligence, an IQ tests is conducted. These tests are designed to measure a variety of mental functions, such as reasoning, comprehension, and judgment. It should be made sure that the test has been adequately developed and has solid research to show its reliability and validity and a trained Psychologist should administer and interpret it.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offers:

  1. Weschler’s Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-Indian Adaptation)
  2. Vineland Social Maturity Scale (VSMS)
  3. Weschler’s Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
  4. Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales
  5. Raven’s Progressive Matrices
  1. APTITUDE TESTS

An Aptitude test is designed to determine a person’s ability in a particular skill or field of knowledge; to predict what a person is able to learn or do given the right education and instruction. It represents a person’s level of competency to perform a certain type of task. Aptitude tests are often used to assess academic potential or career suitability.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offers:

  1. Career Assessment tests
  2. Davis’s Battery of Differential Abilities (DBDA)
  3. Strong Interest Inventory
  4. The RAISEC Test

 

  1. PERSONALITY TESTS

Personality is a combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual’s distinctive character. It is a set of individual differences that are affected by the development of an individual’s values, attitudes, personal memories, social relationships, habits, and skills.

Personality Assessment is a proficiency that involves the administration, scoring, and interpretation of empirically supported measures of personality traits and styles. There are two basic types of Personality tests:

Objective Personality tests are divided into sections of questions that determine which of your traits is strongest. The Assessment methods used are restricted response format (ordinal scale ratings or true/false questions), which contain extensively tested validity scales to determine whether the person taking the test is responding truthfully.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offers:

  1. NEO PI R
  2. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)
  3. Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF)
  4. DISC Personality Tests
  5. Leadership Judgment Indicator (LJI)

Projective Personality tests is a test in which the individual offers responses to ambiguous scenes, words or images. This type of test emerged from the psychoanalytic school of thought, which suggested that people have unconscious thoughts or urges. These projective tests were intended to uncover such unconscious desires that are hidden from conscious awareness.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offers:

  1. Rorschach Inkblot Test
  2. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  3. House-Tree-Person Test (HTP)
  4. Draw-A-Person Test (DAP)
  5. Sentence completion test

 

  1. DIAGNOSTICS TESTS

Sometimes, bringing lifestyle changes and seeking counseling for the problems can be a support but to discover the specific clinical conditions; few diagnostic assessments are required. The goal is to get a baseline of the individual’s symptoms and functioning, which can help create a roadmap for treatment / psychotherapy.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offers:

  1. Diagnosis Test for Specific Learning Difficulties- Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia etc.
  2. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder Test (ADHD)
  3. Workplace Bullying Test
  4. Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D)
  5. Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A)
  6. Bi Polar Screening Tests
  7. Mood Disorder Tests
  8. Screening Test for Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
  9. Screening Test for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  10. Screening Tests for Specific Phobias
  11. Compatibility Scales
  12. Marriage Adjustment Inventory