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Able and talented assessments

Able and talented assessments will provide information about an individual’s strengths and will provide a percentile range.

The percentile range can be used to compare against other children and young people within their age group. In general the education system aims its resources towards the children and young people who fall in the middle percentile ranges, and those failing to reach these ranges. Therefore, the educational needs of able and talented individuals may not be addressed. This may reduce the opportunity for them to reach their full potential.

We assess able and talented children and young people to maximise their potential so they can be happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

Who is suitable for an able and talented assessment?

Children and young people can be able and talented in isolated areas, or multiple, and our assessments identify both. Individuals who display the following may benefit from an able and talented assessment:

If the above sound familiar, or you think that we should assess an individual, please contact us to arrange an initial discussion, or to find out more.

Able and talented assessments

Dr Julie Alfrey carrying out an attention task as part of an able and talented assessment



What are the benefits of an able and talented assessment?

The benefits of an able and talented assessment include:

Following an assessment, recommendations can be made in relation to maximising an individual’s potential so they can be happy, safe and ready for life’s challenges.

What happens prior to an able and talented assessment?

An able and talented 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 an able and talented assessment?

An able and talented assessment will vary according to the area being assessed. A cognitive assessment may be chosen, in which case the assessment will include completing a variety of puzzles, tasks and questions.

Which able and talented assessments do we use?

Specific assessments will be chosen based on the individual and their areas of ability. The main assessments we would use to assess able and talented are:

  • Bayley - Bayley scales of infant and toddler development can measure; cognitive, motor and language abilities, social-emotional and adaptive behaviour
  • WRIT - The wide range intelligence test provides a general measure of intelligence and can be administered quickly and measures; verbal IQ, visual IQ, general IQ
  • WPPSI-IV - Wechsler preschool and primary scale of intelligence can measure; verbal comprehension, visual spatial, working memory, fluid reasoning, processing speed, vocabulary acquisition, non-verbal, general ability, cognitive proficiency
  • Beta-4 - The Beta-4 is useful for assessing cognitive abilities in adults through non-verbal methods and can be used to identify areas of ability and talent

Often we would complete a full reports we provide.

Able and talented can mean one isolated area, or multiple, and our assessments are appropriate for both meanings. During an initial discussion we will discuss your requirements and together, decide on the most appropriate assessment.


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.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • 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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