Cognitive & Educational Assessment

These assessments are sometimes referred to as Intelligence or IQ tests and cognitive assessments estimate a person’s cognitive functioning.


Cognitive assessments have a series of tasks that are typically divided into verbal (relying on the use of language) and performance, and non-verbal (relying on eye-hand types of tasks, or use of symbols or objects). Examples of verbal assessment tasks are vocabulary and information (answering general knowledge questions). Examples of non-verbal assessment tasks are timed completion of puzzles (object assembly), replicating designs out of coloured blocks (block design), and coding information.

Cognitive assessments are administered, scored, and interpreted by psychologists. At Bulimba Psychology, we use the WISC-IV, the WIAT, and the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Cognitive Abilities-III.