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Non-verbal assessments

We provide a variety of non-verbal assessments in education settings, at home or in the community. These assessments are suitable for children and young people who are both verbal and non-verbal. The non-verbal assessments provide information about an individual’s strengths and difficulties with the factor of language being removed.

Who is suitable for a non-verbal assessment?

A non-verbal assessment is suitable for children and young people who have:

A non-verbal assessment can be used for a broad range of reasons, and is suitable for many children and young people.

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A child completing a block design subtest during a non-verbal assessment with HSR Psychology



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We help children and young people with social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC)

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What are the benefits of a non-verbal assessment?

Non-verbal assessments provide information about underlying processes, which provides a broad range of benefits as they can be used:

We work closely with children, young people, education staff, and families to maximise potential and wellbeing.

What happens prior to a non-verbal assessment?

A non-verbal assessment can be carried out following an initial discussion, please see our process below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

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Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion



Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.


Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.



What happens during a non-verbal assessment?

Non-verbal assessments vary and can include puzzles such as jigsaws, reconstruction tasks, drawing skills and object association tasks. During the initial discussion we will be able to discuss the tasks which are more likely to be carried out during the assessment. To arrange an initial discussion please contact us.

Which non-verbal assessments do we use?

The specific assessments used will be chosen based on the individual’s needs. The main non-verbal assessments we use are:

  • Bayley - Bayley scales of infant and toddler development can be used from 4 months old and can measure; cognitive, motor and language abilities, social-emotional and adaptive behaviour
  • WNV - Wechsler non-verbal scale of ability assesses multiple ability levels through non-verbal methods
  • NNAT - Naglieri non-verbal ability test measures an individual’s general reasoning and problem-solving ability
  • Beta-4 - The Beta-4 is useful for assessing cognitive abilities in adults through non-verbal methods
  • BAS3 - British ability scales can measure; non-verbal reasoning and includes a special non-verbal composite score

There are many non-verbal assessments and ways to assess non-verbal abilities and these will be discussed before the assessment takes place if appropriate.

What happens after a non-verbal assessment?

After a non-verbal assessment we would be able to provide a clearer understanding of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, regardless of their communication abilities. We would be able to make recommendations in relation to next steps. We keep the child or young person’s needs at the centre of decisions made.

Does a non-verbal assessment come with a report?

We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements, including reports. A non-verbal assessment can come with a report, and the length and use of the report is decided by you. We offer summary, recommendation and comprehensive reports. Read more about our reports.

Non-verbal assessments allow us to assess an individual’s underlying processes, strengths and needs without relying on language skills. non-verbal assessments are very useful for children and young people who have speech, language and communication difficulties, or have EAL. To arrange an initial discussion please contact us and talk to a member of our team.


Arrange an initial discussion.....

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

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  • Includes recommendation summary

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We provide bespoke solutions to suit all budgets and requirements for children and young people aged 0-25 in homes, education settings and the community. Our clinical, educational and child psychology services are cost effective.

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email office@hsrpsychology.co.uk

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