This module will provide students with an understanding of, and experience in, the selection and use of tests for educational and clinical assessment and diagnosis. It will also provide a framework for planning educationally-appropriate interventions.
Module learning outcomes
Demonstrate familiarity with a range of developmental difficulties commonly seen in children and young people.
Explore the use of assessments to better understand a child or young person’s profile of strengths and needs.
Demonstrate an awareness of a range of psychometric tests, including knowledge of their principles and development
Describe how psychometric assessments are commonly used within clinical and educational practice
Begin to develop the professional skills needed to interpret assessment findings for children and young people, their families and relevant professionals
Educational Assessment: Psychological Testing
Assessment of General Abilities: General vs. Specific Learning Difficulties
Assessment of Language: Specific Language Ability
Assessment of Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
Assessment of Autism
Assessment of Memory and Attention Skills
Assessment of Number Skills
Formulation and Report Writing
% of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam Presentation
University - closed examination Assessment of Development Disorders
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
University - closed examination Reassessment exam
Marks will be available through e:vision.
Anastasi, A. & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall
Kline, P. (2000). The handbook of psychological testing 2nd ed. London: Routledge.
Urvina, S. (2004). Essentials of psychological testing. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.
Snowling, M.J. & Stackhouse, J. (Eds) (2006). Dyslexia, Speech and Language. Chichester: Wiley
Rutter, M. Et al., (Eds) (2008). Rutterâ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 5th ed. Oxford: Blackwell